A Murmuration of Starlings

for Jimmie Lee Jackson 18-26 February 1965, Marion and Selma, Alabama A cloud of starlings drifts from the river, at first, a smudge on the sky or the hospital window, then more definite, contracting then scattering like pain. Nuns ghost, white-robed as night-riders in the farm-edge pines haunting the forest along the river, like lilies […]