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Dogs 2021

Missing In Madness
(6/11/2021)


Brother Bollocks
was insane
throughout much
of the childhoods
of his family’s
next generation

niece

nephew

children
of cousins

knew him
more
by his absence

his lack
of participation
in their
lives

than as any
relative
presence

and while
his familial peers
consider him
negligent

he deems
his distance
as protective

beneficial
even

and even
though
minimally engaged
today

Brother Bollocks
knows
that he is still
insane

that society
is his
insanity

crazy
is
as crazy
does

so he simply
does
very little