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Dogs 2021

Corporate Vision
(6/13/2021)


Brother Bollocks
doesn’t see
much difference
between his
personal

and his
working lives

there are
always necessities

niceties

schedules

unrealistic
expectations

in the
workplace

in the
neighborhood

as well
as in the
seeming sanctity
of the home

neither society
as a whole

nor our fellow
humans

appear
to grant us
any quarter

Brother Bollocks
only senses
a hint
of sanctuary
at the end
of each
day

alone

in bed
with a book

isolated
from the clamor
of responsibility

adrift
from the onus
of others

lost
in another
narrative

but even
then

as he turns
the last page
before turning
off
the light

he checks
the alarm

for the
next approaching
obligation