Dogs in the Morning
Dogs, needing no grace period between sleeping and waking,
Greet the morning of a new day with dizzy glee,
Flying through the air like dust on sunbeams,
Converging upon the slumbering owner with scrabbling paws,
Frantic with joy.
Three Dog Night
Three dogs – a Chihuahua and two Great Danes!
The punctuation says it all; it suffices.
Sleeping and dreaming all together, the dogs and I.
Waking at midnight, I hear the dogs talking in their sleep.
The Chihuahua alternately snores and whispers.
The old Great Dane murmurs loudly and stretches,
The puppy occasionally shrieks with delight;
They all run in their sleep.
The night passes contentedly, dogs talking and singing,
Following a trail through the mist of dreams until morning.