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Dogs 2021

Massacre Anniversary
(7/18/2021)


Brother Bollocks
saw the day
included
on the placard
outside of
a Tulsan
flower shop

advertised along
with the rest
of the standard
holidays
celebrated
this time
of year

he felt
odd

vaguely
disturbed

about seeing
one of the worst
race atrocities
in this country’s
history

categorized
as another
saleable
opportunity

a true
mark
of acceptance
in our society

we’ll not
only own
the event

we’ll profit
from it

again

Brother Bollocks
purposely avoids
the greeting card
aisle

on his
next trip
to the store