Poemdog

Dogs 2019

KNOWINGLY ALONE
(5/5/19)


Brother Bollocks
sits
in the dark
by himself

listening
only
to the ringing
in his ears

he knows
that there are
many places
that he
could be

many people
whom he
could see

circumstances
awaiting
his involvement

but he
also knows
that he has
been there

seen them
all
before

and they
were not
enough

there seemed
a sense
of falsity
to their
scenes

an accepted
resignation
in their eyes

Brother Bollocks
wishes
for something

for someone
new

someone
as equally
dissatisfied
with the status
quo

but he
knows too

if they feel
likewise

that they
are probably
living in
isolation
as well

wondering
the same
things
as he

a certain
crazy string
of asocial circumstances
would need
to occur
for them
ever
to meet

and a
few more
for them
even to speak
to each
other

Brother Bollocks
continues
to search
the gazes
of others
when he is
forced
to be in
public

hoping
one day
to see
someone
searching
back

trusting
that he'll
know when

finally

to say
something
again