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Tuesday, June 19, 2007


by Howie Good

1. There will still be wars, but faraway, happening to other people.
2. Your own experiences will feel like stories someone else made up.
3. Children will disappear into silence, flames, the cellars of monsters.
4. Even the dying will believe in the advertised cures for obscure diseases.
5. Crowds will surge to see gods humiliated and animals hurt.
6. The future will be just like the present – so cold it burns.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004) and Heartland (2007), both from FootHills Publishing. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Right Hand Pointing, Stirring, Flutter, Eclectica, Persistent Image, The Flask Review, The Rose & Thorn, 2River View, Prairie Poetry, Ottawa Arts Review, Misunderstandings Magazine, Juked, The Orange Room Review, and Lily. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006.