Poemdog

Dogs 2018

SOPHISTICATES AT THE GATE
(4/6/18)

Brother Bollocks
wants nothing more
than to live
a plain

simple
life

but the
modern world
forever knocks

demanding more
of him

they want
his full
participation

they want
him to consume

to upgrade

Brother Bollocks
tries his best
to minimally
comply

so as not
to draw undue
attention
to himself

but his efforts
never
seem enough

new insistent
entreaties
arrive each day

nagging him
to join
the high tech
neighborhood

to soak up
the spoils
of society

Brother Bollocks
only wishes
silence

solitude

to read books
at night

by candlelight