Night Thoughts 

I always had doubts.

Then, in 1996, three members

of my family got cancer.

In my dream, I dig them up,

spray them down with concoctions,

and then let them bake

and dry and rot in the sun.

Horror is everywhere.

Lock your doors, lady.

Howie Good is the author of THE DEATH ROW SHUFFLE, a poetry collection forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.