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Dogs 2021

A Perfect Day
(8/13/2021)


Brother Bollocks
looks
at the calendar

Friday

the 13th

in the middle
of a another
hot August

or just
August

the heat
a given

his neck
hurts

his back
burns

his knees
ache

at over 60
he wonders
what’s left
for which
to hope

the misery
index
seems high
today

a great
time
to begin
his inevitable
withdrawal

from
the human
condition

throwing
away addresses

deleting
phone numbers

cancelling
memberships

minimizing
his social
footprint
by degrees

hoping
to be
ignored

forgotten

long before
the anonymity
of death

Brother Bollocks
fills
his trash can

his recycle bin

turns off
his devices

and waits

one more
minor
inconvenience

away
from suicide