A Puzzle


My dog is a puzzle and a shadow
A mere silhouette
A mystery, a cypher
Not at all a sure bet

I watch and I study
But she hides her full face
Then returns to my feet
Claiming her place

With a wag of her tail
A snort and a bark
She spills all her secrets
While I remain in the dark

Perhaps always a puzzle, a shadow
A mere silhoutte
But from my perspective
The most faithful of pets