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Dogs 2021

A Slice Of Pious
(11/5/2021)


Brother Bollocks
still feels
superior
at times

even after
all the practice
of humility

even after
the continual
humiliations

even though
he is reminded
every day
that he is nothing
special

but too often
some combination
of internal chemicals
will combust
into egotism

causing spurious
sanctimonious feelings
of pomposity

Brother Bollocks
wishes
that he could
restrain
his speech

avoid
those actions
that would expose
his mistaken
grandiosity
during these
fleeting times
of self
drunkenness

but he
is a prisoner
to his
impulses

a blatant
broadcaster
of his
embarrassments

a shock
to his own
system

causing him
to be
driven back
into
solitude

where
his can be
righteous
in his
isolation

if need
be

finally better
than those
who surround
him