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Friday, October 15, 2010


by Howie Good

Why call it fog on the lake?

Why not honeybee venom?
Why not the numeral five?

All things are moving
toward becoming one thing

like European foreign secretaries
on their way to a conference

to sell out some small
and unsuspecting nation.

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).