Some have aquariums to watch the soothing moves of fish;
Others have cats and kittens to observe their antics;
Some have dogs to watch them as they slumber;
But pets don't soothe me; they make me frantic.
I always wonder what they need that I'm not providing;
If left in the wild, they'd fill their own needs.
The dogs and cats would find meat, the sea life their food;
The birds would find fish, bugs, and plant seeds.
I enjoy simply watching the "wild things;"
This includes people at their work and play
Because I have no ownership stake, I have
All this enjoyment with no price to pay.
Of course, it's my good fortune that
When I peer out my living room window
There are no riots or angry animals;
All appears to be peaceful down below.