Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Old And Stupid
(7/30/2021)


Brother Bollocks
works with
much younger

much smarter

men
and women

they think
circles
around him

when they
explain
their logic
the troubleshooting
techniques
become obvious

but he
doesn’t see
those solutions
in advance

his coworkers
seem to speak
some higher
language

visualize
a reality
invisible
to him

Brother Bollocks
feels slow

overmatched

but every
once
in awhile

very rarely

he finds
something
by feel

by luck

by ethereal
experience
alone

and solves
a problem
that they
could not

he is
the blind
pig

tolerated
as a mascot

a pet
of some former
time

when average
was an
advantage

they smile

shake their
heads

and await
his next
blunder