Howie Good

Liquid Courage

I was hit with a hammer during an argument over $50. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. I had blood all over me. At one point I couldn’t see for a couple of minutes. It would be days before I got home. I passed through a vast space with sun-bleached posters of various leaders on the walls. I slept under bridges, on park benches, out in the woods. Everyone was shocked when I made it back. But, hey, anything can happen. Thousands of gin bottles thrown from German ships in previous centuries are only now reaching shore.

Howie Good is the author of The Loser's Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize from Thoughtcrime Press, and Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry.