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Friday, August 06, 2010

AUGUST 6, 1945

by Howie Good

Birds igniting
in midair.

whose skin

from them

like a kimono.
Would it not

be wondrous
for this whole

nation to be

like a beautiful

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 18 print and digital poetry chapbooks and a full-length collection of poetry, Lovesick (2009).