Mute Aria, by Howie Good

by Benjamin Imamovic

I got just enough
body to keep
a soul in,

and the sun
coming up

the front steps
with a big,
sinister smile,

and cardinals
in the snowy trees.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the new poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to charity, which can be read further about here: