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Dogs 2021

A Course Of Diminishing Strength
(10/22/2021)


Brother Bollocks
navigates
a tricky path
of exercise
through
his most
recent

now
permanent
pains

age
has begun
to limit
his range
of physical
well being

he must
steer away
from movements
that causes
any lasting
haunting
hurt

and focus
upon those
that will reinforce
his remaining
ache-free
resources

Brother Bollocks
has a difficult time
accepting
these constraints
of decrepitude

the narrowing
channels
of comfortable
travel

but he
hopes that
they are all
straightening
his path

to a more
spiritual
outlook

a more
accepting
elderly existence

to the sight
of the Grace
of God
upon the
shrinking
horizons