Words & Music

In Poetry on October 29, 2011 at 11:41 pm


The pills you take with breakfast
don’t alleviate dust storms or drought
or the thought of being plowed under.

But not everyone performing in the choir
knows all the words either,

and still the air is full of beautiful voices.


Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as numerous print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Love Dagger from Right Hand Pointing.

  1. What a lovely poem…I like the movement from the first stanza to the second stanza…and the image of being plowed under is fresh and powerful…thanks for a terrific read

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