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Dogs 2021

Shooting Gallery
(4/16/2021)


Brother Bollocks
watches the news
infrequently

a few times
a week

for only
a few minutes

but somehow
in these slim
windows of time
gun-related
deaths
are usually
reported

U, S, A!
U, S, A!
U, S, A!

weapons
at play

bullets
gone astray

we are
bored

disturbed

we shoot
to kill

for very
little reason

unclear
rationales

clearly
deadly
results

Brother Bollocks
takes
the narrow view

checks himself
for wounds

turns off
the TV

draws
the blinds

dims
the lights

still
very much
minimally
alive