Purple Angel Bottom

by on Nov 9, 2016

This squished can
has been lying

in the road for days,
getting repeatedly

run over,

so that now it’s just
a small flat disk,

as unredeemable
but distinct

as any one of five
English words

(walrus, rhythm,
purple, angel, bottom)

without a rhyme.


Howie Good co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.