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Stepping
(10/24/2021)


Brother Bollocks
came
to realize
that drinking
was only
a symptom

and alleviating
just that outcome
would still
leave him
with the insanity
that caused
his inebriety

the craziness
that resulted
in the rest
of his sins
as well

that realization
saved
his life

Brother Bollocks
wonders
about Society’s
woes

gun violence

hate crimes

corporate greed

wonders
at their
underlying
cause

that departure
from sanity
that drives
such unholy
acts

there seems
a simple
diagnosis

people
separated
from God

humans
estranged
from their
natural
divinities

a lack
of faith

no hope
of deliverance

taking out
their self
frustrations
upon each
other