James Tate

Kansas City, Missouri
James Tate
Kansas City, Missouri
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It Happens Like This

Rating: 3.3
I was outside St. Cecelia's Rectory
smoking a cigarette when a goat appeared beside me.
It was mostly black and white, with a little reddish
brown here and there. When I started to walk away,
it followed. I was amused and delighted, but wondered
what the laws were on this kind of thing. There's
a leash law for dogs, but what about goats? People
smiled at me and admired the goat. "It's not my goat,"
I explained. "It's the town's goat. I'm just taking
my turn caring for it." "I didn't know we had a goat,"
one of them said. "I wonder when my turn is." "Soon,"
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Pranab K Chakraborty 23 December 2014
Prince of Peace idea is unique. Poetry is much liberal to admit any form and content and expression if it delivers at least such a single term....Prince of Peace. Nice.
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* Sunprincess * 23 December 2014
.............loved reading this one....t's an original....it's nice he didn't claim what wasn't his....
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Kim Barney 23 December 2014
Nice little short short story, but I was kind of expecting a poem.
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