Matisse/ Howie Good

In late old age,

using tailor’s scissors,

he made a garden,


where he could walk

all by himself

or with as many

as 67 others.


There were birds,

fish, & unruly plants.


The work made him

no less than he

made the work,


which seemed


a lion reciting

the alphabet.



All proceeds from Howie Good’s latest book of poetry,  Fugitive Pieces (Right Hand Press), go to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Visit!e-chapbooks/c1qi1


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