Do Wa Ditty (A Love Song)


December 10, 2009 by The Citron Review

by Howie Good


Weโ€™re the hidden driveway
mentioned by the hidden driveway sign
black and purple petunias
like children used to be
before the Internet
when ships were named for virtues
and streets for North American trees
your heart was a church van
that stopped at railroad crossings
mine was a fallacious theory
and then during the night
I looked up like the unclaimed body
in the movie through super thin eyelids
and saw you secretly shining
and said wait to someone wait
which one is the morning star


Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of 11 poetry chapbooks, including Still Life with Firearms (2009) from Right Hand Pointing (2008), Visiting the Dead (2009) from Flutter Press, and My Heart Draws a Rough Map (2009) from The Blue Hour Press. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and four times for the Best of the Net anthology. His first full-length book of poetry, Lovesick, was released in 2009 by Press Americana.


One thought on “Do Wa Ditty (A Love Song)

  1. carole rosenthal says:

    Lovely clarity and a lyrical sense of play.

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