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21 Years
(3/25/2021)


Brother Bollocks
tends to avoid
those he knew
during
his drinking days

not out
of a sense
of embarrassment

or shame

but due
to the eventual
inevitability
of explanation

of accountability
for his past
actions

his past
words

since
no matter
what he does

what he offers
to do

or what
he says
today

they will
always
remember him
as he was

always
be unsatisfied
with what
they hear
from him
now

when pressed
Brother Bollocks
states simply
his obvious
insanity

his blatant
immorality

all the while
never denying
that he knew
exactly
what he was
doing

what he was
saying
at the time
of his transgressions
decades ago

he merely
believed
in those dark days
that he was
right

that he
was true
to himself

to what
God
intended him
to be

others
be damned

most seem
genuinely happy
that Brother Bollocks
is doing so well
in sobriety

but they
do appear
a bit bitter
that he suffers
so lightly
from his past
indiscretions

and probably
know where
they still stand
with him
today