Ex Nihilo

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
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.