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Dogs 2021

Another August
(8/1/2021)


Brother Bollocks
dreads
the summer

and now
he’s in the
middle

in the
worst

of the most
recent
edition

so he
hunkers
down

into
shadows

into
isolation

hoping
beyond reality
for a brisk
breeze

praying
to be left
alone
in his perspiring
misery

Brother Bollocks
takes comfort
in the fact
that he has
suffered
more seasons
than remain
to him

looking
forward
to the perpetual
coolness
of the grave

certain
that his last
summer
will be the
one
to kill him