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Dogs 2021

Born To This
(6/26/2021)


Brother Bollocks
often considers
his life

his death

purpose

futility

beauty

atrocity

tragedy

and
just a bit
of comedy

in these
latter years
they have all
become
the same
to him

simple
truth

the truth
doesn’t care
about us

our opinions

our aspirations

our accomplishments

our failures

truth
just is

Brother Bollocks’
truth
is that his
life
is a cipher

any success
delusional

any calamity
self-caused

a solitary
zero sum
game

so if
to live
is to
suffer
truly

he has
apparently
never lived
at all