Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Delivery Failure
(8/22/2021)


Brother Bollocks’
messages

whether
written

typed

or spoken

mostly
have their meanings
lost
in transmission

some basic
barrier
of understanding
scrambles
his intents

his language
seems foreign
to others
at times

no matter
how carefully
he words
his pronouncements

his exhortations
are dismissed
as humor

his jokes
taken
as gospel

Brother Bollocks
fears

that the
next time
he declares
his love

the sentiment
may not
be taken
in kind

and he may
receive
instead

a slap
in reply