Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Broken Down
(3/21/2021)


Brother Bollocks
sits stationary
in his silent
car

just a few
feet
from the
still moving
vehicles
blasting by
at 80 mph

rocking
him
from side
to side
as they
pass

he opted
for this
position
after a sudden
loss in power

a heavy
cloud
of white smoke
from his tailpipe

crop dusting
the turnpike
traffic
behind him

he has
given up

remaining
inert
until the world
did with him
what it
may

Brother Bollocks
was tired
of trying

fatigued
from failure

stalled
on a trip
that he didn’t
even
want to make

what
is the
point?

he thinks

he realizes

he relents

the point is
that there
is
a place
where he wants
to be

he dials
his phone

in an effort
to get home

the world
has
his address
when the time
comes