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 Western

Come. Take my hand,
rough from fields. Yonder
the sun sets, molten, unhinged.
I’ll drink whiskey with you.
I’ll sing you a murder ballad.
With me you put down
the gun, undo my petticoat.
The moon a noose behind us.