Shortcuts

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.



Shortcuts

1 The Examined Life

It was one of those tests
you couldn’t really study for.

All you could do was move on
to the next question.

2 Hiroshima Is Everywhere

Gulls flutter down
toward lake-like puddles
in the parking lot –

the leaflets dropped
on Hiroshima
before the A-bomb.

3 Suicide Bridge

There’s something blue there, and it’s beautiful,
waiting to be discovered before it disappears.

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