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Dogs 2021

Mitigated Bullshit
(2/4/2021)


Brother Bollocks
never fit in

even
as a child
he knew
that he was
being
force fed
fantasies

laws

politics

religion

public policy

proper etiquette

a carefully
crafted education
to incorporate
them all
into civilization’s
best interest

they seemed
so foreign

so fake

he realized
that he
would have to act
as if he had
faith

faith
in the society
in which
he lived

in order
to maintain
his sanity

but faith
was never
given to him

so
as he aged

he drank

he drugged

in order
to numb
his hypocrisy

in order
to produce
a smile
upon his lips

even though
his ears
heard nothing
but lies

his nose
smelled nothing
but rot

until
he became
the lie

the rot

so Brother Bollocks
sobered

and through
the process
was finally able
to see through
the madness

well beyond
the meddling reach
of humanity

to perceive
a higher
order

an order
which included him
as he worked
to be included

now
he was seldomly
affected
by the commercial
break
of existence
about him

there was
what was real

there was
what
was everything
else

the minute
by minute
delineation
of his perceptions
were what
kept him
sane today

and the few
smiles
broadcast
to others

were of
a more
genuine
nature