Goat Footed Balloon Woman
You, goat footed balloon woman
Without Cummings’ mud luscious wonderful
Glee of interminable wit.
Pick axing along,
Pen chopping words into scolds.
Propped in a stuffed Moliere chair.
Wearing a smoke colored gossamer gown,
You bang out your own discontent.
Spidering around in a balloon sized life,
Your pen spins a web ’round the world.
Passersby see the pages.
They then move along.
In shoe footed cadence, they call—
“Goat author, pen scratcher, you, friend of no friend….
Close covers on dollars! Don’t dwell to offend!”
–from Enjoying The Air All Around You
Andrea J. Spencer
Andrea J. Spencer has been a prolific contributor to the national media for 35 years, serving as writer, producer and imagineer. She has produced materials for PBS and other television affiliates and has written for a myriad of publications. She is currently CEO of the National Cancer Society for Animals and Media Director for We Are the World Productions. Spencer holds degrees and certificates in education, journalism and the fine arts and has been a many time honored Wheaton College staff professional as well as alumni. She is currently writing a book, ‘Professor in the Sky with Diamonds’, the story of a throw away dog, turned national icon the day cancer became her life.