Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Differing Desires
(4/25/2021)


Brother Bollocks
knows
the infrequent
pain
of isolation

the feeling
that someone else
should be
by his side

he is
usually able
to remedy
the situation
in short order

he thinks
of the vast
vacuum
of the universe

the teeming
life
of the planet

he thinks
of God

and the want
of another
quickly
leaves him

Brother Bollocks
also recalls
being with someone
every day

someone
he loved

but still
there was this
constant agony
of wanting
to experience
the wonder
of existence
in solitude

the inability
to do so
a much greater
yearning
than loneliness
could create

Brother Bollocks
remembers
the darkness
of a disappointed
face

its shadow
eclipsing
the miracle
of creation

for both
of them