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Dogs 2021

The White House
(7/9/2021)


Brother Bollocks
receives letters
from Washington
on an occasional
basis

missives mainly
to outline
all
that they’re
doing
for him

many
of the benefits
described
are overdue

undercalculated

but he is
comforted
in knowing
that they are
keeping
him in mind

he thinks
of those without
bank accounts

without
addresses

many
without IDs

those
whom could use
these windfalls
much more
than he

they
would take
a bit more effort
for the government
to recompense

Brother Bollocks
wonders
how often
The President
communicates
with those
constituents

how often
The Commander in Chief
even considers
their existence

probably
non-voters
any politician
might surmise

not figuring
in the counts
that most
matter

those
hoping
that some
trickle
down
mechanism
still exists
to reach
them

that their
mail
from the top
might somehow
be forwarded

so that
they too
could receive
the message
of togetherness
touted
by The Man