I needed a moment to just wander and roam,
A break from the chaos, a break from the phone.
I needed a moment to just clear my head,
This year had been heavy, a constant of dread.
So, I took off my lunch break and made my escape,
From the computer that I had now come to hate.
My soul felt amiss, a disconnect from my life.
My dreams were now fading, my hopes now in strife.
I was beginning to think no one could compare,
With the pain I was holding, don’t break, don’t you dare.
I walked out the door knowing just where I would go,
The zoo was the place I knew my heart still would know.
So I walked these paths looking for what, I’ve no clue,
But then walked by this kid who said here’s looking at you.
I stopped and turned with a pull unexplained,
To see this goat looking back like he knew all my pain.
I stood on the sidewalk as crowds passed me by,
Watching him watch me, face to face, eye to eye.
He looked at me knowingly as if that could be,
Shaking my head, I confirmed that’s crazy.
How could this goat, one I’ve never seen,
Know anything at all about human me.
Man, I have lost it to think such a thing,
That this animal knows what burdens I bring.
I shook it off again and started to go,
Yet still wondered what truths the animals know.