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Sunday, December 25, 2016


by Howie Good

A street person
with fingers as fat

as sausages holds
a piece of cardboard,

Kindness Is Karma
shakily written on it

in black Sharpie. Just
do what everyone does.

Pretend not to see him
and walk straight past.

Tears can drown even
the strongest swimmer.

Howie Good is the recipient of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry for his new collection Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements.