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Monday, June 22, 2009


by Howie Good

Capt. Miles Standish
a runt from all descriptions
crosses my mind

pikes and muskets
on bruised shoulders
and the Pequots

in a panic
making haphazardly
for the forest

very near where
the high school senior
last week

took the curve
too fast
and accompanied

by everything
that cries
ran out of road

Howie Good has a Ph.D. in American Studies.