Poems of the Week


by Iris Herriot

“Man who spent nine months trying to live like a goat wanted a ‘break from all this stress’…
[Thomas Thwaites] adopted prosthetic hooves…”
LAD Bible

I look down at his hooves but they’re prosthetic.
Which strikes me not as horror but emetic,
And surely bugs the other goats past bearing,
Since bleating, in his accent, sounds like swearing.