The Price Tag


Such things as underwear or socks

Don’t always fit

But price tags always stick

The neck tie and the shirt

Will sometimes slip

But don’t forget

The price tag always sticks

The glove the scarf may sometimes twist

But don’t despair the price tag always sticks


Ted Goodell

July 25, 2015

The Birds


How archaic it is to be a bird

The regimentation of pecking

The solidarity of perching


How archaic it is

To pierce the timelessness of time

And see old shadows buried in ancestral skies

And soar above a destiny

Of fleeting images gone by


How archaic it is to know

That one day

All this globe

Will be a nest for other birds

Celestial winged apostles

Of this ancient world


Ted Goodell

July 24, 2015