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Dogs 2021

Failed States
(8/20/2021)


Brother Bollocks
watches
another
mass evacuation

mass escape

mass exodus

Exodus

watching
from the safety
of his stable
existence

wondering
at the loss

the fear

not able
to relate
himself

experiencing
simply
a vague
feeling
of uneasiness

fortunate
to be born
in a country
that may
just
outlast him

Brother Bollocks
has only
self-exile
to endure

having fled
the established
social norm
so many
years ago

in spirit
if not
in body

so
even though
he still has
a standing visa
allowing visits
upon occasion

he no longer
speaks
the prevailing
dialect

and
the natives
know obviously
that he
no longer
belongs