width=61 height=87> Voracious Verses



Howie Good

My Life as an Author

I breathe on my hands
wonder where that stairway goes
say shhh donít cry shhh

alarm the birds in the tree
look for a picture of the person
Iíve been told I resemble

an uncle missing since the war

change trains wake up tired
and still trying to think
of another word for all this

© 2008 Howie Good

About the Poet:

Howie Good is a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz and is the author of three poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004) and Heartland (2007), both from FootHills Publishing, and Strangers & Angels, forthcoming from Scintillating Publications. He was recently nominated for the second time for a Pushcart Prize.