If you are a goat, do you believe What people tell you about Goats, and eat Tin cans? There’s 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: Don’t eat tin cans. Don’t listen. Don’t exist.
Poem from The Printer's Error, reprinted with permission of Miami University Press
Aaron Fogel is the author of The Printer's Error (Miami University Press, 2001).
Date Published: 2001-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/goat