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Neighbor Outside Us
(11/6/2021)


Brother Bollocks
feels
a hypocrite

living
in the middle
of so much
known humanity

but living
so much
apart
from them all

he stays
in the same
place
to be among
that

among
those
that he
knows

yet
he exists
primarily
in isolation

avoiding
all connections

all communal
comfort

the furtive
freak
in the neighborhood

Brother Bollocks
considers
relocation

a new
place

a new
people

where his
immediate solitude

his public
reticence

will be
more understandable

more acceptable

and much
less
reprehensible

at least
for
a time