There’s fighting along the border.
For all we know, the queen of spades
could be beautiful naked.
Someone asks which god is God.
No one bothers to write down the answer.
A neighbor stands on his lawn,
shouts into the sky, “You bastards,
there are innocent people down here.”
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 29 print and digital poetry chapbooks.