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Dogs 2021

Mad At Nothing
(5/23/2021)


Brother Bollocks
is grateful
for his new
job

grateful
for someone
who would take
a chance

on a
61 year old
who had been
out of the industry
for over
two decades

grateful
for the pay

for the benefits

for the purpose

but Brother Bollocks
is having
a difficult time
adjusting
to periods
of inactivity
at the plant

trying
to keep
busy

trying
to look
busy

when there
really
isn’t anything
to do

he watches
the clock
instead

playing number
games
with the time
being wasted

their time

his time

he grows
angry
as the minutes
tick by
at such
a slow pace

even though
others
seem to revel
in their torpor

Brother Bollocks
tries to be grateful
for his company's
government contracts

allowing him
to be paid
large

when at times
very little
is being
done

but he
would probably
take less
for doing more
somewhere else

employment
of a more
consistent
nature

where sloth
was still
looked upon
as a sin

and where
the ticking
of second hands
was never
heard