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Dogs 2021

Quitting Time
(1/29/2021)


Brother Bollocks
should appreciate
his days off

instead
he finds himself
watching
the clock

much more
than during
working hours

he imagines
what he would
be doing
on the job

at any
particular
configuration
of the hour

the minute
hands

then late
in the afternoon

when he
would normally
be heading
for home

Brother Bollocks
reflects
upon his day
away

realizing
that nothing
had really
been done

been enjoyed
during the supposed
repose

that he had
just as well
been
at work

now wondering
if retirement
would be
the same
listless limbo

a wait
for the next
something
to do

a hope
for one more
alarm

some summons
to purpose

for his
waning
life