PIN THE TAIL
According to Einstein’s theory, everything that isn’t water is fire. According to mine, God speaks ironically to people who don’t understand irony. Imps and angels wrestle on the floor. Snitches haunt the surrounding woods. A car with bloodshot eyes slows down every time it passes our house – what I get for often having strange dreams.
Forget your password? the computer asks. No, but I hear footsteps in the air. Somehow I still expect the donkey to arrive any day loaded down with poems. There’s a quiet sense of celebration about the evening – lamps without shades, windows without curtains. Please see me if you think it might be yours.
Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has had numerous chapbooks published, including Elephant Gun from Dog on a Chain Press, Strange Roads from Puddle of Sky Press, and Death of Me from Pig Ear Press. His poetry has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology. He blogs at http://apocalypsemambo.blogspot.com.