next door dog/ is barking/ again/
incessantly/ sounds like/
let  me  in/ let  me  in

why not just/ plop down/
on warm wood deck/ sniff
infinite green/ let bee hum/ lull/
linger/ in long lazy stretch/
sunshine lacing/ in and out/
of leaf waves

what is this want/ of stale/
artificial cool/ denied sunlight/
TV blair?

there/ it’s stopped/ no more
jarring/ poor dog/ lost
to nature/ like the human/
it lives with