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Janet McCann


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never understood it, separating sheep from goats,
why would goats hang out with sheep,
nanny and billy butting each other and bleating
eating cans and laundry, having a good time

and those big soft bodies drifting around
together in a cloud, baa-ing softly,
following their leader? who would join them
from the happy, horned goats?

and yet now I see on YouTube
a goat and sheep, obviously in love,
leaning against each other's furry body.
their kid, I read, will be known as a geep.

he won’t know whether to butt or follow you.
he will eat underwear and grass and plastic.
at the end of the world, he will stand confused,
not knowing whether to go up or down.

by Janet McCann.
Used with the author’s permission.

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Janet McCann has been teaching creative writing and other vices to Aggies at Texas A&M for more than forty years. Her award-winning work is widely published in several genres. Janet's most recent collection is Emily?s Dress, published by Pecan Grove Press. She is concerned for feral cats and other beings who are overlooked or abused.


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erinsnana:
I love this poem, which I find hilarious!
Posted 12/02/2012 11:39 AM
Jo:
Love the beep! The story behind the poem is terrific, and the poem delightful.
Posted 12/02/2012 10:19 AM
peninsulapoet:
Love both the poem and the story that goes with it!
Posted 12/02/2012 09:59 AM
tannerlynne:
I love it! Thank you
Posted 12/02/2012 09:42 AM
marenomitchell:
Life is strange, and this poem is delightful!
Posted 12/02/2012 09:09 AM
KevinArnold:
A wonderful poem, literally full of wonder. My goodness,a geep!
Posted 12/02/2012 08:32 AM


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