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Dogs 2021

Good Night
(12/31/2021)


Brother Bollocks
tires
of the cloistered
life

not
that he desires
society

quite
the contrary

the isolation
of monasterial
existence
was simply
not isolation
enough

but to live
as a hermit
in the mountains

in the desert

in whatever
desolation

did not
exactly offer
a lifestyle
of philosophical
leisure

Brother Bollocks
will instead
claim terminal
fatigue

flee
to the solitude
of his cell

of his bed

to continue
a spiritual
journey
asleep

in dreams

where God
may wake
him
to Paradise