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Dogs 2021

Holidays' End
(12/31/2021)


Brother Bollocks
welcomes
the desolation
of post-celebratory
January

the gray

the cold

a winter
devoid
of superficial
festivities

where social
obligations
dwindle
to a minimum

a return
to the dull

dismal

routine
of the everyday

a plain
existence
in which he
is better able
to blend

better able
to breathe

Brother Bollocks’
depression
is so less
obvious

so less
onerous

when
everyone else
suffers
the monotony
of days

and he
seems
the same

not
a shame

at least
from a distance