Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Meditation on a Candle Flame by Howie Good

Best sometimes to ignore
what’s going on in my head

the joyful pops of static
and step off the curb

with the thousands who breathe
through paper face masks

the U-boats so close to shore
a chorus girl in a Miami penthouse

could see men die in flaming oil

Howie Good, a journalism professr at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 19 print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Half-Life and Other Poems from Ronin Press.