Any one of us is every one of us,
if you get what I mean, the same formula,
the same diagram sketched on a napkin,
only we don’t much act like it,
our ranks filled out with haters,
coming to shoot strangers in the face,
burn churches to the ground,
laugh and cheer when a car is driven
at high speed into a crowd,
and not for no reason, but because
the sky over there is hot and dark,
and the darkness is incurable.
Howie Good is the author of three recent collections, I‘m Not a Robot from Tolsun Books, The Titanic Sails at Dawn from Alien Buddha Press, and What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press.