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


Down in the Mines

For I am one who exists from the undivided,
He said, and am filled with light.
And darkness is over there,
                                             where the divided stand.

Tough words, Ace, tough words.
White clouds grow big along the ridge line.
Under the earth we’re far away from home,
                                                                      or closer to it.