i haven’t time to capitalize properly or to explain to college students who nathan (“i regret i have but one life to give for my country”) hale was. ever since i woke up today, i’ve been busy counting snowstorms – fourteen so far, which is already two more than yesterday. the skinny old man shoveling the sidewalk staggers under the weight of his load. there’s a camera being developed for satellites that can view facial expressions from space. don’t worry, I tell him, the government can’t constitutionally use it yet. and unless you live somewhere sunny, they can’t see you anyway.

Howie Good’s latest book of poetry is The Complete Absence of Twilight (2014) from MadHat Press. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely, who does most of the real work.