by Howie Good

After dark, I’ll renew my flight, a hat and scarf to hide my face and a pill sewn in the lining of my pocket in case of capture. I’ll pass through small towns God has abandoned, where the stoplights work, but traffic is frozen. I’ll hear guerilla fighters scurrying about the tunnels beneath the soybean fields. I’ll think progressively less and less about the future perfection of society. I’ll be hungry all the time. As in a legend, the ravens will feed me.


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.