Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Of A Certain Age
(10/2/2021)


Brother Bollocks
knows
that birthdays
do not matter

they give us
no additional
wisdom

no spiritual
spurt

they are
numbers
superimposed
upon calendars

stacked upon
other endless
human statistics

we reach
our maturations
at different
ages

for different
reasons

each dealing
with the world
in thankfully
different
ways

today
Brother Bollocks
knows more
than he has
ever known

yet he
understands
such knowledge
marginally less

he adds
a digit

subtracts
some
serenity

and grinds
on
toward another
sunset