Poemdog

Dogs 2021

A Job Worth Doing
(7/1/2021)


Brother Bollocks
toils through
his endless
days

ceaselessly busy
with one chore
after the next

employment

home and
vehicle maintenance

bills
fees
legalities

personal care
and feeding

dying a bit
with each minute
expended
in such labor

unsure
for the need
of any
save eating
and sleeping

but knowing
that he is
expected
to follow
by example

to fit
into a society
unfit
for the natural
order

fighting off
an eventual
decay

Brother Bollocks
awakes
from his reverie

looks down
upon
the current
burden
at hand

finally

a drop
of blood

another
task
complete