Theory Of Motion

Hard now to distinguish the deranged
from the merely troubled, so why
even bother when there’s the rocking 

cradle of her hips, oh, to hell
with everything else, the wreckers
that prowl the obsolete turnpike,
the breakdowns and chain collisions,

we’ll ransack each other and rush
as if our suitcases were packed
and in the hallway and we always
had someplace wonderful to go next.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of six poetry chapbooks, including the e-book, Police and Questions (Right Hand Pointing, 2008), available free at He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and twice for the Best of the Net anthology.  

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