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GOAT PAINTS HIS IMAGE [18]

GOAT PAINTS HIS IMAGE

His teacher taped a brush
to his nose. Goat works
gently, carefully for hours.

The result is startling.
All are impressed.

It’s like looking in a mirror,
someone says. Goat drops his palette,
kicks through the canvas, shreds
the frame between his teeth.

He wants no one else to look.

 

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

GOAT COMES DOWN [17]

GOAT COMES DOWN

Goat’s letters, returned,
sit in a heap. I could

have been eating, he
thinks, I could have
been breaking down huge
mountains. On each envelope
is a purple-ink hand, pointing:
RETURN TO SENDER, NOT ACCEPTED.

Goat, resigned, eats his own
words, eyes final punctuation.

 

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

GOAT DANCES FOR THE QUEEN [16]

GOAT DANCES FOR THE QUEEN

After the market crash,
Goat had to do something:
He stands on a bed in
the Royal Hotel. Is his beard
a little too pointy, a
little too bushy? The porter
slips him the key to the
Princess’ room. Goat leaves
early and sleeps in Mersey.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.

GOAT RETIRES [15]

GOAT RETIRES

Goat lies on a beach
in Florida. Old hag
Fleming spreads sunflower
oil on his coat.

Tomorrow he will
see Disneyworld.
He wants to go
out in a flash,

he wants to kick Mickey
over Epcot Center.

from GOAT lies down on Broadway. For more info see here.