against narrative by howie good

Two Poems by Howie Good

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Against Narrative
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A thieving squirrel defies
the squirrel-proof bird feeder,
clinging to it upside down,
arrogant tail waving off cardinals
and black-capped chickadees,
until just this little snippet
of a story is all that’s left.
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God Is a Joke That Nobody Gets
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Your god sews eyelids shut,
gesticulates with the soggy,
chewed-up end of a cigar,
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does a crap job intervening
in human affairs, tumbles
to the ground dead, then
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gets up and dusts off his pants,
and tries to slip in the door
without the dogs going crazy.
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Howie Good is the author most recently of Stick Figure Opera: 99 100-word Prose Poems from Cajun Mutt Press. He co-edits the online journals Unbroken and UnLost.