THE INTERVENTIONIST MANIFESTO
It seems a beautiful day. The same
genes that give humans the ability
to speak give birds the ability to sing.
Before and after 5, ovals lay eggs,
flowers hiding inside, light buried
underground. Let it all hang out.
Each separate branch must be shaped,
cut with the cake knife, arranged
to the laws of chance. Weeping
woman, look up here. The firefighter
and his dog dream of a high place.
Howie Good is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.