Howie Good

Overdose 2.0

There are many places
where a person can get lost
and not even realize it
until they are lost for good,
but maybe you did find
hints along the way,
seeing things that weren’t there,
the occasional escalator
going up into a vagina,
and if so, it would have been
like a Persian astronomer
from the 13th century
came to you in your sleep
and showed you the blue-
black smoke of stars,
and then, except for his dead voice,
everything would have burned
ten thousand times darker.

Howie Good is on the pavement, thinking about the government.