End of Day |
by Howie Good

George, the quiet Beatle, arrived back
in the Subcontinent by submarine
to avoid the press. The movies emblazoned
on the marquee had just been changed.
At an empty bus shelter, night, naked,
forced to wait, was carrying a long metal pole
and the leftover black plastic letters.
The H-bomb had only one thing to say
because it could only say one thing,
not nighty-night, but howdy-do.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of five poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004), Heartland (2007), and Apocalypse Mambo (forthcoming) from FootHills Publishing, Strangers & Angels (2007) from Scintillating Publications, and the e-book, Police & Questions (forthcoming), from Right Hand Pointing.