Paul Hostovsky
Two Dogs

On a little rectangle of sunlight
that looks like a picnic blanket spread out
on the lawn across the street, my neighbor’s
dogs are making love to each other with their mouths,
one hovering above the other,
like two human lovers on a blanket in the sun
kissing playfully,
attacking each other with kisses,
the picnic basket and bottle of wine
and abandoned shoes somewhere outside the picture,
as they gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes, these two
making love out of nothing
but their own sweet company
on a yellow rectangle of sun
on a little green patch of earth
inside an invisible circle
of electricity.