BIRDS ARE NOT THE ONLY MUSIC
A name, if not heavy, still of a certain heft,
but less jagged than affection: a suitable anchor for this good earth. Its freight & pestilence
(with promise’s promises intermixed):
Josephine, Blondena, Ola-Bell, Herbert, Rufus. Borne in indefinite directions, all.
Rangi McNeil is a native of Laurinburg, North Carolina. He earned a BA in history from Rice University and his MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. He is the author of Occasional Poems and The Missing.
Illustration: Zahid Mayo