Late Sleeper

by Howie Good

You, who stayed up too late last night, get up, get up! Everyone else is already up! The world is an incomplete sentence without you. I know the leaves are yellowing, and it’s cold, but get up. Please, get up and look out the back window. There are emergencies, clouds, acts of contrition, lit-up letters as big as small children (and sometimes even bigger)!


Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of five poetry chapbooks, including the e-book Police and Questions.