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Dogs 2021

Time Off
(11/16/2021)


Brother Bollocks
acknowledges
a birthday

wondering
how many
remain

he attends
a funeral

wondering
what the dead
would do

he has
a choice
today

go to work

rejoin
the routine

maybe contribute
to commerce

or stay
home

enjoy
the leisure
of a another
day away

and possibly
save
his soul

Brother Bollocks
watches
the weather
forecast

sunny
and
warm

in November

and believes
that the machinery
of society
can survive

one more
day
without him