Poems of the Week

The Charge of the Five Hundred

by Nora Jay

“Five hundred goats save the Ronald Reagan library from wildfires:
Animal team charged with eating through 13 acres of scrubland that could have fueled California’s Easy Fire”
—The Guardian

We pride our kind on being better-read;
But goats butt in where bookworms fear to tread.
So here’s a grateful toast to goats and breeders,
From Ronald Reagan’s ruminating readers.