Poemdog

Dogs 2021

No Laugh Track
(8/15/2021)


“you used
to be
funny

you used
to be
fun”

Brother Bollocks
wouldn’t

he couldn’t
argue
his rather
recent loss
of humor

oh
he still
held
to some minor
satire

to a minimal
bit
of sarcasm

even he
realized
that to take
a totally serious
approach

was to take
a totally
suicidal
approach

but he
primarily
internalized
such farcical
tendencies

producing
at most
a smirk
for public
display

“what
are you smiling
about”

he would
just shake
his head

move away
from any
witnesses

Brother Bollocks
keeps his opinions
of this tragic
global
anal rape society
to himself

daily
becoming
leaner

physically

emotionally

spiritually

all the while
admitting

that his
skinny
old ass

is
probably

most likely

in no
eminent
danger