love is death turned inside out by Howie Good

Stars collapse, .
stunned newborns
tumbling out,
a death squad
of angels
on the prowl,

about to say
what we shouldn’t do
rather than
what we should

and whether
it’s hypocrisy
to frequently change
and positions,

or even ever

that we found
each other
and because

and with
the energetic aimlessness
of dandelion fluff.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection The Middle of Nowhere (Olivia Eden Publishing).

Bay Laurel  /  Volume 2, Issue 2  /  Summer 2013