take an animal into the house
an alligator or dog
say one of many different attitudes

above all
venerate your animal
with a necessary consideration
to all its reasons

we need to think about the space
and orientation of this
our house

we need some being towards consciousness
to know
it is sufficiently the diet
that makes it so
the existence
and habitude
of the animal


we make choices
but in the house the animal
begs space and freedom
long passages for the dog
long hours of sleep
for the alligator

do not sit upon
the aspirations of
this dog or alligator