Missing Persons

Issue 1.2

by Howie Good

1
Do you see the donut?
Do you just see the hole?
But if you see the hole,
then where is Mary?

2
I’m killing you –
in my dreams.

So?

No one ever
dies of it.

3
Stop crying.
It’s simple,

like strikethroughs
on a typewriter.

4
I was just thinking you should hug me.
It’s one of the 10 useful objects
no one should be without when traveling.

#1 assembled from Mercy Hospital, a series of drawings by Ida Applebroog.


Howie Good co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely. His most recent collection of poetry is A Ghost Sings, A Door Opens (2016) from Another New Calligraphy.