The Orange Room Review

Accessible poetry of substance

Head & Heart

by Howard Good

After only three
quick rings,
the machine
picks up.
I leave
a message
will erase
without ever
The heart is
a knotted
ball of yarn.

HOWARD GOOD, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as numerous print and digital poetry chapbooks, including most recently Inspired Remnants from Red Ceilings Press and The Penalty for Trying from Ten Pages Press.