aren’t dogs supposed to doze all day
doped up on sunshine on the living room floor
half eaten rawhide at their side
waiting patiently for Master.
instead this one dozes half the day,
energized enough to destroy a gate
and go looking for Master only to
remember he’s not allowed to cross
the street, finding himself back at the
gate, depressed and discouraged that
Master is not there and he is standing
outside the gate, despondent that
he is not dozing on the living room floor,
doped up on sunshine.