Giraffes on Horseback Salad

Salvador Dali once had a dream in which Groucho Marx gave a series of orders, each more absurd than the last, to his three brothers, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo, who rushed from one side of town to the other to fulfill them. Groucho sent the brothers to fetch a herd of goats, a dead ox, platinum blonde beauty queens, a sixty-foot-long bed, trombones with fair hair, and the eighteen smallest dwarfs in the city. Applying money and sometimes violence – Harpo captured dwarfs on the street with a net – the brothers accomplished all that Groucho asked. The dream ended in the surrealistic style of Dali’s paintings of soft watches and lobster telephones when burning giraffes wearing gas masks stampeded.

Howie Good

Howie Good's most recent poetry collection is "Gunmetal Sky", available from Thirty West Publishing.