Homo Homini Lupus

Aliens rescue animals
from Central Park Zoo.
I’m afraid of human beings.

Hold your breath,
dance slowly

to riffs on real time,
voyeur voyager forager forester,

a small sound
in your head.

Then at one point
I did not need
to translate the notes.

We run things
in the forest
while the wolf
is not around.

Wolf, are you there?

To hell with it all,
let’s pray
that it lasts.

Howie Good, 2016

Remixed works:
Assembled from the titles of paintings by Francesca Woodman,
Ryan Brown, Anton van Dalen, Mie Olise, Manuela Viera-Gallo,
Lee Kit, Leslie Hewitt, and Brent Birnbaum