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Dogs 2021

Nigh Country
(9/6/2021)


Brother Bollocks
wishes
to retire

from work

from society

from all
of this
created
activity

he’s tired

he’s frustrated

he’s abnormally
numb

he spends
his days
exploring
maps

escaping
through virtual
computer visits
to distant
climes

dreaming
of a future

in a
higher

cleaner
atmosphere

looking
across
open country

nary a structure
to obscure
the horizon

Brother Bollocks
usually realizes

that within
his present
state
of detachment

his current
location
of lackadaisical
ennui

that in
many ways

he may
already
be there