Yes, it is right and proper
to sit in the sun-warm grass
and watch the horse
browsing through the herbs
with his soft lips
in total concentration.
You could reach out and touch him
and pleasure spreads warm and soft
inside your chest.

Close the door against the storm
and the cat focuses her face
her nose eyes ears
on the bowl of food,
her small, efficient mouth
picking up,
in total concentration.
You know her soft, smooth fur,
and a lump of pleasure
rises in your throat.

Late in the evening
your mind browsing:
it’s exactly like
watching an animal eat.