Creative Control

Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist

The Goat Song.


The word “tragedy”

is derived

from the Greek.

It is the GreekĀ 

for “goat song.”


I would wish to find

the goat.

I would tell

the goat:

“Stop singing.”

“Please stop singing.”

“Your song is ill-composed.”

“Your song is out of tune.”


“Poorly arranged.”

“Unlistenable with instruments.”

“Unlistenable a capella.”

“Stop, goat.”



If I could, I would

art critic ourselves

out of the sound of our goat songs.

But there is no goat.

The goat is us.

And the music we make of late

insists on being horrible.

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This entry was posted on July 14, 2016 by in History, Poetry, Society, Uncategorized.
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