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Dogs 2021

Mistaken Magician
(10/1/2021)


Brother Bollocks
practices
no legerdemain

he merely
provides
locations

durations

in which
people
populate
their own
lingering
wishes

their most
durable
desires

if they
see him
as some sort
of minor
wizard

they are
sadly
mistaken

Brother Bollocks
is
as he has
always
been

an occasional
facilitator

an unreliable
arranger

as surprised
as anyone
when any
proposed plan
actually materializes
from out
of the
shadows