Five in the Morning

As I lie sleepless in the semidarkness,
the birds warm up their voices,
& it occurs to me that only birds know
what birds are saying, just as only you know
how to make me crackle & roar
like the burning lab of a mad scientist.

art by Christopher Coffey

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Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the new poetry collection, Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to charity, which can be read about here.

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Christopher Coffey makes his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A longtime resident of the Midwest, Christopher graduated with a degree in art from St. Olaf College. That was a long time ago he hasn’t come too far since then. He hopes to grow up some day and become a real person with a webpage. But for now he mostly wishes he was anything that he is not.

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