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Dogs 2021

A Far Stretch
(9/24/2021)


Brother Bollocks
understands
that he’s getting
older

that his
must adjust
his exercise regimen
to accept
this fact

that strength
has lost
precedence

and flexibility
must become
the priority

that balance
must be
maintained
as he eases
into his
latter years

Brother Bollocks
gets depressed
at such thoughts

becoming
impatient
with such mellow
movements

preferring
to sweat

to strain
through sit-ups

pushups

by wielding
the minor
weights

enjoying
being out
of breath

sucking
in the air
of a younger
life

preferring
a heart attack

to a
gentler

kinder

more pliant
death