Howie Good

Late Capitalism

The GPS asked which route,
the shortest or most scenic,

and so it’s not just happenstance
that we happen to be here,

at this roadside rest stop,
where a woman fell, and nobody

even bent down to help her,
and what happiness there is

the one vending machine
that’s not broken gives us.

Howie Good is the author of The Loser’s Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize and forthcoming from Thoughtcrime Press. His latest books are Still Running from One Sentence Poems and Hitchhiking Through the Apocalypse from Grey Book Press.