Howie Good

Hope (Less)

Whatever phone number I call,
the suicide hotline rings.
There are no secrets allowed,
and no do-overs either.
A camera is being developed
for satellites that can view
facial expressions from space.
But don’t worry. The government
can’t constitutionally use it yet.
And unless you live somewhere sunny,
they can’t see you anyway.

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Howie Good is the author of several poetry collections, including Beautiful Decay and The Cruel Radiance of What Is from Another New Calligraphy and Fugitive Pieces from Right Hand Pointing Press.

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