Howie Good

On Being Asked, ‘Where Do You Get Your Ideas?’

From the bird in the title
of an old Beatles song,
from the man in a long, black coat
standing on the threshold
& pointing with a stained finger,
from an illustrated catalog
of Swedish porn films,
from the smoke-gray coyote
trotting through the gloom
with the remains of a newborn
gripped lightly in its jaws.

Howie Good‘s bio has been published so many times, under so many poems, that it now has achieved what physicists call supersymmetry, rendering the bio, “Howie Good is si doog eiwoH.”