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Dogs 2021

Meet My Wife
(12/3/2021)


Brother Bollocks
was taught
from youth
to recognize
pain
as a message

a corporeal
communication
that something
is wrong

that something
needs
to be addressed

but now

at past
60 years

pain
is a persistent
partner

whispering
consistently

telling him
that he
is old

but still
alive

Brother Bollocks
has learned
to accept
this new companion
for the rest
of his life

to accept
this new
message

‘til Death
do them
part