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Author: Howie Good
Location: New Paltz, New York

diamond icon Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of seven poetry chapbooks, including Tomorrowland (2008) from Achilles Chapbooks--in print--and The Torturer’s Horse (2009) from Recycled Karma Press--online. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology.



Blowtorch

The older kids at camp show us how.
I can’t always hear

what it is they’re saying,
only the grave, conspiratorial tone

in which they say it.
But when the spray from the can

hits the flame of the Bic lighter,
Hiroshima!

I look up – mountains, a river,
the suggestion of a sun.

And so many things to burn.






ISSN 1941-0441

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