birds in flight

posted Oct 21, 2014

with no ill intention
they scream killdeer and fuckwind
from the sere sky
first words of a lovesong
of a longing
to find themselves suddenly intertwined

James Stotts's work has been published in The Atlantic, Hanging Loose, Little Star, GlitterPony, e*ratio, and elsewhere. His translations of Russian poetry have been published in Agni, Circumerence, Action Yes, and are forthcoming in the new The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry.

Stotts’s poem “winthrop medusae” also appears in this issue.