Poemdog

Dogs 2021

State Of The Art
(8/28/2021)


Brother Bollocks
sees
the phrase

hears
the phrase
so often

but when
he studies
the words
carefully

they seem
nonsensical

how can
the flux
of such fleeting
human expression
be captured
long enough
for temporal
definition?

for comparison
to another
time?

a social
state
maybe

a legal
state
probably

a financial
state
surely

but art?

science?

any subject
that changes
by observation
ceases
to be
a subject

ceases
to be

Brother Bollocks
looks
about him

unconvinced
of any reality
beyond what
he senses
directly

and suddenly
his mundane
existence

has meaning
again

as simple
life
always has