Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Empty Air
(5/7/2021)


Brother Bollocks
is confused
by spoken
communication

spontaneous words
that move us
to love

that move us
to hate

so much
meaning
attached
to these
simple sounds

yet
they are mostly
nothing

vibrations
in the atmosphere

verbalized
internal thoughts

internal
reflexes

originating
from God
knows where

still
our lives
are determined
by them

consumed
by them

Brother Bollocks
primarily prefers
silence

hoping
that a nod

a shake

a wave

a point

will suffice

will not
be misconstrued

will not
offend

as he avoids
any banal banter
that could suddenly
erupt
into emotions
that he does
not
understand

mistrusting
the speech
of his kind

walking
away
from their
talking

not believing
that they
actually believe
what they
say