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Dogs 2021

Melancholy Roger
(7/23/2021)


Brother Bollocks
sees
death

skulls

crossbones

in almost
every
daily vista

on billboards

TVs

computer screens

children’s
faces

in trees

the sky

and mirrors

mostly
in mirrors

Brother Bollocks
knows

everyone
knows

that everybody

everything

will pass
away
eventually

but most
are distracted
by the daily
glow
of life

he focuses
instead
upon darkened
eye sockets

black holes
unseeing
the light
of human spirit