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Dogs 2021

Incomplete Idiot
(5/29/2021)


Brother Bollocks
has never
succeeded

never pushed
through
to the end
of any project
in order
to succeed

electing instead
to expend
marginal efforts

half-assed
measures
in the hope that
they would result
in a goal
reached

an honor
achieved

his problem
has always been
never having faith
in the goals
presented

never believing
in the advertised
endgames

now
as Brother Bollocks
approaches
his dotage

his declining
mental acuity

he still shows
infrequent flashes
of competency

enough
perhaps
to fool
outside observers

at least
for
a time

so
at being
a faltering
old fool

a stupid
senior
citizen

he may
also
fail