Sunday, 14 October 2007

SCAR by Howard Good

I can’t explain how I got it
I was too young I don’t remember

and the people who might be
expected to know

they’re dead

It’s a kind of hieroglyph
unfathomable until

you touch me
here and here and here


Howard Good, New York, USA

4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New
Paltz, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004)
and Heartland (2007), both from FootHills Publishing. He was recently
nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is the featured poet in the Autumn 2007
issue of The Grand Rapids Literary Review.

Linda said...

Howard, I like the simplicity here. Who would have thought that the word "here" could have so many meanings and evoke so many feelings! ~Linda

tumblewords said...

Each re-reading brings new thought and processing -

Rethabile said...

Nice. I like the simplicity, too. It's quite effective.