Melissa Studdard – The way the Boer goat

The way the Boer goat           looks, grazing forbs and shrubs, horns the color of moon           waning crescent—so like our faces fading beneath hospital lights.           It’s true that for months we ignored the rustling in the brush, the feral breeze.           We couldn’t admit what crouched inside it. Now, what settles first           is not the doctor’s words […]