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Dogs 2021

Paycheck To Paycheck
(9/10/2021)


Brother Bollocks
lives
alone

has
no debts

only basic
bills

no expensive
hobbies

no exorbitant
habits

his bi-weekly
check
easily covers
his meager
needs

his ephemeral
desires

but he likes
to fantasize
each pay
period
as his last

to know
that he could
easily quit
on the
final day
of a cycle

still get
one more full
direct deposit
the next
week

and not
really have
his financial status
disrupted until
three weeks
hence

Brother Bollocks
wouldn’t really
sweat
any missing
dollars

he’s been
broke
before

but he
appreciates
the option
of being
unemployed

if only
for 21
days

for his
sanity’s
sake

because
he’s been
insane
before

as well

so needs
to know
that he can
always
walk away

from the
dismal
routine

at least
twice
in any
given
month

in perfect
symmetry