Redwing blackbird lands,
adds that much weight to the wind,
rides the flexing reed.
Chris O’Carroll is a writer and an actor. His poems have appeared in Bumbershoot, The Chimaera, Folly, 14 by 14, Lighten Up Online, Literary Review, Measure, The Oldie, The Spectator, and Tilt-a-Whirl, among other journals.