December 19, 2010

Howie Good


You signed the confession
they stuck in your hand,

at dusk the silhouettes
of armed guards

atop the cell-block wall.
Visiting day I bring you

a pair of dancing mice.
All the candles are burning

We watch baseball on TV
 and cry at triples.


Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of the  poetry collection, Lovesick (2009). His second full-length collection, Heart With a Dirty Windshield, has been published by BeWrite Books.

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