THE UNSPOKEN THOUGHT IS THE LOUDEST by Howie Good

Say something she says
Her heart twists as she waits
the Atlantic on one side
and the Gulf on the other
and paste-on numbers
on their apartment door
Laid end to end
the drowned would circle
the globe twice but like birds
with unfamiliar markings
words cannot

HOWIE GOOD, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 16 print and digital poetry chapbooks and the full-length collection of poetry, Lovesick (2009). His second full-length collection, Heart With a Dirty Windshield, will be published by BeWrite Books.

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