Why Listen if it's not to the beat of his hooves?
Why eat if it's not a shared apple?
Why feel if it's not his fur?
Why look if it's not at his face?
Why smell if it's not the shared sweat of our work?
If I can't hear our hearts in sync.
If I can't taste the carrots we share.
If I can't feel his hot breath.
If I can't see his eyes gaze at my soul.
If I can't smell the sweet hay he eats.
Then why listen?