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The Goat

 
by Aaron Fogel

If you are a goat, do you believe
What people tell you about
Goats, and eat
Tin cans?
Thereís no goat that foolish.
Or is there?
The goat of the universe believed
What people told him about universes
And came into existence.
Bang!  How naive can you get?
Even the scapegoat is not as naive
As (God help him) the universe that
Agreed to exist.
A word to the wise: Donít eat tin cans.
Donít listen. Donít exist.






Poem from The Printer's Error, reprinted with permission of Miami University Press
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