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Dogs 2021

Lazy Fatalist
(3/5/2021)


Brother Bollocks
lets the winds
direct his fate

he sees
any easy
path
as a yes

any uncomfortable
opposition
as a no

the objective
results
are mixed

but he feels
more at peace
by not fighting
the prevailing
gusts

some say
such a philosophy
is the exact
opposite
of our intended
purpose

our lives
should be
a struggle
for betterment

but Brother Bollocks
sees these driven
battlers
as mostly
a stressed

anxious

and sometimes
bitter lot

they point
to their great
accomplishments

but he sees
only worldly
ventures

and while
certainly
appreciated

they are
transient
milestones

destined
for decay

of course
these achievers
see no proceeds
issuing at all
from his chosen
process

he is
their definition
of failure

Brother Bollocks
considers
their opinions

ponders
their
significance

before he
drifts off
each night
to a restful sleep

dreaming
perhaps
of doing
something
noteworthy