Marbles

Marbles

06 June 2015

THE SACRIFICIAL

The goat was injured.

A winsome, all white
Or all black, smooth fur.
A head injury
A small swollen spot
Covering the sanguine rush.

She died.

We got ready to bury her
Some bones were shattered
Not ours.

Cuddling into it, her death.
Soon she passed out of memory

It's more peaceful this way,
The goat telephoned to say.