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Dogs 2021

Tis Always The Season
(8/28/2021)


Brother Bollocks
just watched
a Christmas
commercial

in August

he’s
shocked

dismayed

but he
really shouldn’t
be

he guesses
that the period
for shopping

for spending
is endless

America
in the golden age
of capitalism

purchasing
as a
competition

buying
as a
blood sport

Brother Bollocks
sees gifts
as obligations

both given

and gotten

unnecessary
objects
unwelcomed
in the grave

where even
the greatest
present
is superfluous