Job Interview Tip #3

for Graham

They’ll ask if you have a thief’s heart,
a knife hidden in your boot,

something else you’d rather do.
I myself am bad at riddles,

but before you answer,
consider just how you’ll feel

when the towers begin to rise
and the sky turns impossible colors

from all the ash in the air.

~ Howie Good

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Death of the Frog Prince (2004) and Heartland (2007), both from FootHills Publishing. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including Right Hand Pointing, Stirring, Flutter, The Flask Review, The Rose & Thorn, 2River View, Prairie Poetry, Ottawa Arts Review, Misunderstandings Magazine, Juked, The Orange Room Review, and Lily. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006.

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