Searching below the water
from way up there,

the white gull hovers
on black-tipped wings

like a soiled soul
misplaced in transit –

sometimes it just happens,
a spontaneous shrine.


Howie Good is the author of three recent collections, I’m Not a Robot from Tolsun Books, The Titanic Sails at Dawn from Alien Buddha Press, and What It Is and How to Use It from Grey Book Press. He co-edits Unbroken and UnLost journals.