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Dogs 2021

Let's Make A Deal
(3/28/2021)


Brother Bollocks
thinks
on his daily
grind

the aches
and pains
of waking
each morning

the car
that he can
never be sure
will start

the job
where he watches
the clock
for quitting
time

his dinky
dusty
apartment

the meals
of store brand
food

the mechanics

the laundry

the doctors

the dentist

the debts

the bills

the maddening
monotony
of an anonymous
existence

Brother Bollocks
thinks
on these things

and smiles

because he
knows
that over half
of the world’s
population

billions
of people

would trade
places
with him
in the next
breath

many
might even
kill
in order
to have
what he has

such
is the state
of the planet

Brother Bollocks’
smile fades

as he sees
that the tank
is almost
empty

again