The people of yesteryear were quite
Remarkable. Alexander the Great, for
Example, I was surprised to see, had
No arms, only one leg, and no head!
Neither Dionysus nor Aphrodite
Had noses; though they were not
Real people — merely gods
Who roamed the earth, occasionally
Interfering in human affairs
— Loren Goodman
from The Hat. from the archive. first posted February 2009.