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Dogs 2021

The Other Thing
(11/19/2021)


Brother Bollocks
delays

lingers

hesitates

knowing
very soon
that the next
step
in his evolution
must be
made

that he
must transition
from a nominally
active life

to one
of retirement

elderly
considerations

and steady
decline

he considers
his options

finding none
too appealing

but
all too soon
to become
necessary

Brother Bollocks
must plan
for that last
buffer
before death

still waking
each day
to a life
seemingly
immortal

albeit
in the pain
of age