Blackbird an online journal of literature and the arts Fall 2007  Vol. 6 No. 2


Chris Abani
Victoria Chang
Michael Chitwood
Keith Ekiss
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc
Beth Ann Fennelly
Raza Ali Hasan
James Hoch
Cyan James
Julia Johnson
Larry Levis
Khaled Mattawa
Timothy O’Keefe
Catherine Pierce
Jon Pineda
John Poch
Austin Segrest
Louie Skipper
Ron Smith
Robert Thomas
Joshua Weiner
Lesley Wheeler
Charles Wright


In Which I Imagine Myself Into a Film Noir

What I love is to be behind things—
opaque glass doors. Smoke
rings drifting like fog. Dark glasses
large as eclipses. Schemes.
Leave your hat on. It casts
a distinctive shadow.
All the way down
the oil-slicked alley
I can watch you
watch me.