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This poem is taken from PN Review 205, Volume 38 Number 5, May - June 2012.

Two Poems Jo Haslam
Albino Blackbird

The truth is, it was only part white; the bird
that came to your garden two winters ago -
but into my head comes this ghost, shadowless,
a white absence, blind negative in the snow.
No reflection glides over the lake
where he flies, light and boneless,
no sound from his throat.
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