Spring, Delayed

Birdsong alarm
don’t cry

I can feel broken idols
change trains

upturned hands
forfeit fire

uncle decay still trying

shhh tree

Howie Good is a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of seven poetry collections, 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.