Dogs 2015

UNDATABLE
(8/12/15)


Brother Bollocks
sees
the billboards

the magazine
ads

really watches
and listens to
the commercials

but
it's been years
since he's found
anything
even vaguely
interesting

he cannot
remember
the last time
that he said
to himself

"what fun!

I must
do that!"

he only
senses someone
trying
to sell him
something

someone trying
to profit
from his
supposed needs
and desires

he finds
them
contemptible

he finds
anyone buying
what
they're selling
beneath
contempt

Brother Bollocks
admits
that he has
probably lost
all objectivity

but when
a long walk
in the hot sun
brings him
joy

a sense
of purpose

he sees
no reason
to trade
that satisfaction
for an overpriced
meal
in an air conditioned
restaurant

just to be
with someone

he wipes
the sweat
from his brow

smiles

says
a prayer
of thanks

before
moving on