REVIEW AMERICANA

 

Fall 2006

Volume 1, Issue 2

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HOWIE GOOD

 

The Roofers

for Gabriel


It isn’t the meaning
of these words
that matters
just the sound
like the hammering
from next door
a couple of roofers
on their knees
and racing the light
because it may be true
what they heard
tomorrow rain

 


A Few of My Favorite Things


Furtive glances and whispers,
bare, bereft trees,
unfaithful gods lolling about
a galaxy of tinfoil stars,
the dead from the newspaper
receding into white space
while strangers stare
at their inscrutable backs,
on my machine a voice
I don’t recognize announcing
a new age, though horses scream,
and it’s night, and the creek
overflows as with sudden tears.

 

 

Order Lovesick, a poetry collection by Howie Good here.

 


 

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