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Dogs 2021

Unearthly Existence
(12/12/2021)


Brother Bollocks
has heard
them all

cold

uncaring

detached

sociopath

psychopath

asshole

he doesn’t
know what
to tell
anyone

he is
what
he is

he studies
the emotions
of others

but any
emulations
by him
seem
a lie

he has
no empathy

no sympathy

he’ll almost
shed tears
at the realization
of certain
situations

almost

but he
divorces
such happenings
from the personalities
involved

they are simply
unfortunate
equations

yielding
regrettable results

producing
a slight case
of melancholy
within him

at best
Brother Bollocks
is courteous

able to comprehend
such established
social conventions

“after you”

he’ll say
holding a door
for the next

a matter
of politeness

as if
he had studied
the planet
from afar

recognizing
the conformities
of this race

without actually
being a member

Brother Bollocks
looks instead
to the sky

for his
true place

for his
true love