Poemdog

Dogs 2021

For Rent
(4/11/2021)


Brother Bollocks
sees the world
as a big
rambling
old house

crammed
floor to ceiling
basement to attic
with mostly
old issues
of magazines

winding
pathways
through the stacked
parchment

allowing
just enough
room
for perusers
to squeeze
past
one another

they stand

reading

cherishing
the pictures

the ads
of the way
things were

the way
that they
were meant
to be

every
so often
new editions
will creep
into this
low-grade
library

but the rush
to read them
is minimal

the majority
are happy
with their
glossy
status quos

there is
occasionally
conflict

as adamant
groups
attempt
to preserve

try
to claim
certain collections
of presentations
as only
their own

piles
will tumble

and the regrouping
that they fought
so hard
to prevent
then becomes
unavoidable

Brother Bollocks
prefers to spend
his time
away
from such
crowds

to wander
the back porch
alone

to watch
the few
unruly children
playing
in the overgrown
yard

throwing
stones
at whatever
might break