DOO WA DITTY (A LOVE SONG) by Howie Good

We’re the hidden driveway
mentioned by the hidden driveway sign

black and purple petunias
like children used to be

before the Internet
when ships were named for virtues

and streets for North American trees
your heart was a church van

that stopped at railroad crossings
mine was a fallacious theory

and then during the night
I looked up like the unclaimed body

in the movie through super thin eyelids
and saw you secretly shining

and said wait to someone wait
which one is the morning star

HOWIE GOOD, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 11 poetry chapbooks, including Still Life with Firearms (2009) from Right Hand Pointing, Visiting the Dead (2009) from Flutter Press, and My Heart Draws a Rough Map (2009) from The Blue Hour Press. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and four times for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, was released in 2009 by Press Americana.

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