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Dogs 2021

One Left Foot
(5/9/2021)


Brother Bollocks
is physically
capable
of most pasttimes
that others
are able
to enjoy

he chooses
mostly
to abstain

not out
of inability

not out
of cowardice

but from
an obsessive
need
to know
the reason
why

because
of tradition?

advertising?

commercials?

because
of the actions
of the majority?

Brother Bollocks
desperately desires
purpose

but is disparaged
by those he knows
for preferring
seemingly
to do nothing

alone

rather than
to participate
in life

so he
sits
in solitude

breathing

heart beating

living

whether
they accept
that fact

or not

waiting

hopefully

for something
a bit
more
meaningful