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Monday, December 24, 2007


by Dale Goodson

we’re going to protect our blankets

sprinkle with shavings
from that great smelling tree
then dump in a trunk

I think we’ll crawl in too

if the flimsy moth
can do damage
our president doesn’t have to be right about much

(a suspected this, a suspected that--anyone other than us)

we’ll toss in great grandmother’s hand-stitched nightgown as well
(there’s a survivor)

down in the basement
folded and contorted
with musty concern

like the moth
it’s in the air

Dale Goodson is a writer from Seattle currently living in New York City and working as a homeless outreach worker in Times Square. He recently created his own website: