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Dogs 2021

Popular Proclamations
(4/30/2021)


Brother Bollocks
is confused
by the news

when he
was young
these daily reports
were the facts
as they were
known

the viewer
had to judge

had to interpret
their meanings

editorial comments
were definitively
defined

starkly
segmented

then
at some point
opinions
became intermingled
with the happenings

but depending
upon the source

we were able
to unskew
the news
in order
to arrive
at the truth
of the situations

now
Brother Bollocks
wasn’t sure
if any veracity
was to be found
in these dubious
dispatches
at all

broadcasters
have become
entertainers

exacerbators

experts
are anyone
easily accessible
by an internet
connection

headlines
whatever needed
to engage
an audience

and
to divine
any genuine
information
is a Gordian
undertaking

Brother Bollocks
turns off
his electronic
devices

refuses
to read
any current
events

the world
has become
an egotistical
entity

his experiences
the only
reality