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Dogs 2021

Children’s Games
(7/9/2021)


Brother Bollocks
finally again
ventures forth
into public
places

after
well over
a year
of COVID
isolation

an exile
that he heartily
preferred

finally
a legitimate
reason to revel
in his solitary
proclivities

but instead
of the more
spiritual

the more
grateful public
that he anticipated

he finds
his fellow humans
more addicted
than ever
to those petty
social distractions
that they had
missed so
in self
quarantine

those trivial
diversions
that had
driven him
into introversion
long before
any pandemic

he sees
the same old
silly sicknesses
for which
no vaccines
are available

or even
considered
needed

Brother Bollocks
is reminded of
1 Corinthians 13:11

but realizes
that as long
as there is
life

that childish
things
will infect
us all

as he
returns
once more
home

awaiting
also
the return
of the ridicule
for his
seclusion