Re/Work

howie-goodHowie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wise.


Re/Work

It was a shaky morning,
car horns and sirens,

nervous parents asking
where their children were.

Eichmann just stared.
He seemed to be staring

at something that hadn’t
actually been born yet.

His baseball cap said
Vietnam Vet on the front.

But birds don’t care
whose head they crap on.

Eichmann made
a gun with his finger,

trying to shoot that bird.
He went boom-boom.

Corpse-eating flies
rose in clouds,

deer knelt down
on the mountainside.

 

[image: Thawing Out by Max Ellis]

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