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Dogs 2021

Cosmic Calculus
(4/3/2021)


Brother Bollocks
has finally learned
from his own
mistakes

that
if he has
done

if he has
said

something
wrong

anything
erroneous

that the
consequences

whether fair

just

humane

or not

are his
responsibility

that he
has set
actions in motion
that may cause
his downfall

his ruin

and
no matter
the severity

no matter
the finality

he must
accept
his self-initiated
fate

Brother Bollocks
reflects
upon this
realization

as he sees
those
who die
due their
their petty
crimes

their minor
transgressions

and while
undeniably
unfair

nonetheless
they erred

and any accounting
afterward
began
with the first
digits
of their own
misguided
calculations

the final
results
completed
by uncaring
clerks

line
by line
computational
suicides