Have you ever demanded, delivered, or received a ransom? Compared the roar of a tornado to a freight train? Let go of a child’s hand in a crowd? Stood in a high window and thought even momentarily about jumping? Attacked across an undefended border? Been described as “skinny like a finger”? Dreamed you were drowning in a lake of poop? Voted for the winning candidate? Carved a flute from bone? Shared an elevator with the eighteen smallest dwarfs in the city? Gotten lost on the one road that goes everywhere? Seen the dawn through closed eyelids? Sang while performing cunnilingus?
Howie Good is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including most recently Gunmetal Sky (Thirty West Publishing).