Goat God

In the dream the
goat god said
rise higher
at the top of the world
you can see
what it means.

In the dream
there were rockets
there were bricks blasted sideways
crushing children
emptying families of their
best hopes.

In the dream I prayed
that it not be my country
that did this
I prayed loudly but
no words came out.
In the dream
I rose and
the goat god
turned and
went with me to atone.