I think there’s no carpet in the bedroom above mine
Otherwise I wouldn’t hear the large dogs when they dine
Of course I don’t have X-ray vision
But this is what I’ve been thinking.
The dog owner works various shifts
The only loud activity he misses
Is the daytime hours between five and five
Any others he and the dogs go live.
Moving furniture at midnight or later
Playing ball with the dogs is a real irritator
Daytime is fine, it’s very quiet
It’s after eleven at night there’s a riot.
You’d think any person would realize the noise
Made when you and your dogs play with big toys
They must be large bones or things made of metal
Either or makes my ears not settle
Into a comforting era of sleep
At two in the morning I’m still counting sheep.