Poemdog

Dogs 2021

To Boldly Go
(12/3/2021)


Brother Bollocks
enjoys
the human need

the human
drive
to explore

to discover

to uncover

he relishes
the reports
of each
revelation

but he also
realizes
the human potential
to exploit

to taint

to pollute

actually
more
than a potential

those possibilities
seem certainties
per past
performance

we trash

we ruin

we destroy

the inhabitants
of each
new encounter

mineral

vegetable

and/or animal

are forever
changed
by our contact

by our
good intent

Brother Bollocks
is grateful
that he is
a timid creature

that his daily
journeys
only take
him
over ground
already exposed

he does not
participate
in any original
atrocity

he just
deepens
the damage
already
done