Missing Persons

Issue 1.2

by Howie Good

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

I’m killing you –
in my dreams.


No one ever
dies of it.

Stop crying.
It’s simple,

like strikethroughs
on a typewriter.

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.