Sacred Music

The sign spelled out, God Has a Big Eraser, in dull yellow, almost pumpkin. And such music! Like crunchy snow or the thrust of a woman’s breast. I wanted to invite everyone in, but the start of every new day was a crossroads, and at every crossroads were sharp crumbs of light and a bride and groom on a wooden platform and a small crowd with blindfolds in place.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Cryptic Endearments from Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He has published numerous chapbooks, including A Special Gun for Elephant Hunting from Dog on a Chain Press, The Death of Me from Pig Ear Press, and Strange Roads from Puddles of Sky Press.