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Dogs 2021

The Hunt For Planet Me
(11/20/2021)


Brother Bollocks
has always
been fascinated
by the exploration
of outer space

of inner space

the infinite

the infinitesimal

what adventures!

what discoveries!

but humans
seemed subjugated
to their subjective
limitations

attempting
to trap
the unknown
within cages
of the known

we can’t
help ourselves

how can we
escape
the relative
association
of self?

we plan
our journeys
by spinning
egocentric
globes

plotting
me-first maps
to sameness

Brother Bollock
sees the more
that we try
to remove
our conscience
from science

that the more
we insert
our personalities
irretrievably within
the mottled fabric
of the cosmos

within
the complex quilting
of the quantum
realm

and as we
acknowledge
our idiosyncratic
inconsistencies

our intractable
souls

we tacitly accept
that our telescopes

our microscopes

are mirrors

as we
rediscover
our own
faces

time

and time

again