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Dogs 2021

A Known Enemy
(9/24/2021)


Brother Bollocks
considers
his current state

older

more pains
than ever

lessening
options

alone

and thinks

“what
the
fuck?”

feels
like ditching
it all

living
his remaining
days
as a wild
man

damning
the consequences

no blaze
of glory

but a self
immolation
of shame

Brother Bollocks
knows

that all
he needs to do
is to take
that first drink
in over 21 years

and it
would be
done

all inhibitions
lifted

all thoughts
of comfort
ended

a lingering
death
on an accelerated
timetable

Brother Bollocks
smiles
at this always
available
option

choosing
tonight
instead

to read
himself
to sleep

in grateful
solitude