Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Naysayer
(10/11/2021)


“you’re
so negative”

“don’t you
ever
see a bright
side?”

“Debbie Downer,
dude”

Brother Bollocks
has always been
a dark
broken glass
type

no half
measures

no silver
linings

he likes
to think
that he sees
reality

truth

but that sort
of authentic
outlook
has never
been appreciated

in fact
has been
avoided

as his
solitary lifestyle
will attest

Brother Bollocks
believes truly
that he speaks
in fact

but he addresses
only
empty rooms

echoing lamely
in self
affirmation