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Howie Good

Apocalyptically Yours

Abstract Portrait by Hanna Wright

There are no clues or, rather, there are only false ones. I believed for the longest time that I was moving toward something – a new concept of self – when I was actually moving further and further away. As if at a secret signal, the streets have filled with dancing grannies. Men are shouting, “Burn all the police stations! Hang all the politicians!” The future seems tragic to me regardless. Fifteen billion trees a year are sacrificed to make toilet paper. The Wampanoag, the tribe that helped the Pilgrims survive their first winter in America, still regret it 400 years later.


About the writer:
Howie Good is the author of Failed Haiku, a poetry collection that is the co-winner of the 2021 Grey Book Press Chapbook Contest and scheduled for publication in summer 2022.

Image: Abstract Portrait by Hanna Wright (1993- ). No medium specified. No size specified. 2021. By permission. Hanna Marie Dean Wright is a self-taught folk artist residing in Keavy, Kentucky. She uses bold lines and bright colors to create abstract figures with relatable and at times deeply emotional expressions.  Wright’s work is frequently published and exhibited and is in demand internationally. She teaches special education in the Laurel County School District.

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