THE MACHINERY OF FORGETTING FEARS
Protect yourself from Marines,
terrorists burning in bone-chilling mountains,
SWAT officers executing EMTs,
or a civilian working in a permissive environment.
All require a pen they can depend on.
Your hands understand - it's essential
you should never be without freezing cold,
intense heat, a big thanks to everyone
who stopped by the table and said "hi."
Copyright © 2009 Howie Good
Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State
University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of eight poetry
chapbooks. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize
and twice for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length
poetry book, Lovesick, will be published this summer by The