Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Insignificant Stones
(7/5/2021)


Brother Bollocks
picks up
pebbles

removes
small rocks
from the path

tossing them
to the side

anything
that he would
not
want to step
upon

if he
were still
running
here

keeping
the way
clear

for those
better able
to ambulate

Brother Bollocks
could not
blaze

or build
such a path

neither maintain
nor repair

but relocating
the small obstructions
were just within
his meager abilities

much like
his life problems

he can
handle
the minor
bothers

while
being relegated
to rationalizing
all
of the rest

until those
more capable
consider
the conditions
unacceptable

and again
open
the way
for him