DPF / Tate

For fairy tales and missing fathers, from return to the city of white donkeys.

from It Happens Like This / by James Tate (1943-2015)

The officer leaned forward to touch him, then stopped
and looked up at me. ‘Mind if I pat him?’ he asked.
‘Touching this goat will change your life,’ I said.
‘It’s your decision.’

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