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Dogs 2021

Eclipse
(7/2/2021)


Brother Bollocks
watches
another day
slip away
in melancholy

he tells
himself
that just living
is miracle
enough

that as long
as he does not
take a life
along the way

he has
lived
as well
as can be
expected

or at least
he has lived

but still

there should
be significance
to this corporeal
existence

unfortunately
all of the usual
markers of success
hold no interest

he yearns
for something
more personally
meaningful

which is why
he has
nothing

as the sun
sets
again

Brother Bollocks
lets
his earthly thoughts
fade
with the dwindling
light

thinks instead
of the planet
rotating

revolving

following
the sun
through space

which makes
it's own circle
about a spinning
galactic center

he marvels
at the cosmic
order

far beyond
this comic
order

and just
for a moment
sees a glimmer
of God

feels
some respite
of peace

then wonders
at the multitude
of those other
moments

if God
ever has
a hint
of him

as darkness
descends
with a sigh