THE GOAT by Zac Dunn | Art by Guillermo Ruiz

Goats by Guillermo Ruiz

By Zac Dunn
Art by Guillermo Ruiz
Published Issue 097, January 2022

Hauling round the shit

You never see the light

Around you …

Talking most of it

But you’re

Begging for a scrap of pork

Dripping with the nasty grease

Rolls down

Your chin again

Oh God oh wow

Oh wow I’m so hungry

Stomach needs disgust some flesh

Oh God oh wow

Oh wow

Should we eat Otis?

All the pig is gone away

Ain’t nothing but an empty plate

We’ll be set when we get some chow

How we gonna get it?

Gonna have to go on

out and get it


Otis that was his name 

Otis was my friend

He would eat anything I gave to him

He never did no one wrong

Never had a clue what was going on


When I whacked his head off

I cried a bitter bitter tear

And tried not to think about him

When I BBQ’d his chops

Made a soufflé

And a stew

I fed all a my friends

Now I’m here

All alone now 

Otis is in the dirt

Pushing up daisy

My friend is in my belly

Hurts so bad 


Zac Dunn is a psycho-social mechanic, father, musician and dreamer. Check out his music and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Guillermo Ruiz is a Denver based Illustrator and 3D artist who worked on the installation team for the Denver Meow Wolf exhibit and is now part of the exhibition maintenance team there

Check out Zac’s last Birdy piece, Man or Machine, and Guillermo’s Hobbes, or head to our Explore section to see more work by these artists.