Ruth Hears A Dog Barking In the Distance

I heard Ruth singing through an open window.

“It is nice to hear a dog barking in the distance,
far away.
You can imagine a field and a fence,
the moon,
and a long dusty road.
It is where the heart wants to be.
Another dog answers,
the pair of them
fear what it is like
to be the other.”

Paul closed the window in frustration.