That Bromine mineral stench of yours
That you carry like a sacrifice on the edge of the cliffs
That you scour day after day
To the bewonderment of ill-comprehending
Witnesses who watch aghast waiting for a hoof to slip
Yet you stride in your high heels
Carrying your goat skin and white fur
To a land where the most spectacular views
Somehow in biblical times
During Yom Kippur two of you were chosen
One was sacrificed and the other
Laden with society's sins
Was let go
We know you so well because you are
That noble creature is blamed for getting away!
Are there not others who can dish the blame?
Surely the CIA was blamed in Iraq
Bush, Cheney and George Tenet discussing Iraq
Oliver North took the blame over the Iran Contra affair
The Senate committee shot him with a barrage of questions
Yet North, in his decorated uniform
Held up just fine
Bullies are always blamed from A to Z
In literature and films a fall guy is a must
In the Maltese Falcon
A tangled plot delivers a fake statuette
And who is to blame?
But if you fall too easy that makes you a Patsy
And we know that goats, goats don't fall!
Mountain goats licking salt deposits on the wall of an Italian dam
You have discovered the pommel horse
With inherent talent you straddle and show flares before dismounting the olympic apparatus
You show extension and lines like Kristian Berki
The judges give you soaring scores
Finally, there is nothing to run from
Nobody to blame
The judges are unanimous: with such grace not even a sheep can compete!