Two dogs live where I live.
Both have compelling eyes –
Hungry eyes – pleading eyes
And they employ them whenever I sit at our table
And they insist I look at them.
Even though most of the time
I try not to look at them
As they endeavor to tell me about their great hunger
Which they so recently acquired.
I confess – at times I have yielded and dropped a morsel on the floor.
The lifespan of such morsels is about a second and a half.
They like to be near me
When I masticate
And I don’t really mind
For their eyes are so fascinating.