SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE

waking in the morning still drunk,

problems with zippers,


dull visits from the better angel of your nature,

self-attempts at a heart tattoo,


occupation by an army of mercenaries,

a neighbor who keeps goats,


fear of drowning in the bathtub

curiously fat fingers, and, in severe cases,


a soul like a broken shoelace.




Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University

of New York at New Paltz, is the author of eight poetry

chapbooks.  His first full-length book of poetry,

Lovesick, is forthcoming from The Poetry Press of Press

Americana.

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