Billy Reynolds

Billy Reynolds
Billy Reynolds' poems have been published in Sewanee Theological Review, Copper Nickel, and Dogs Singing: a Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry Press). His awards include scholarships to Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences. Currently, he lives in Tifton, Georgia, where he serves as the interim head of the Department of Literature and Language at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Before Class

The moon looked full enough
even before he began wailing behind his office door.
Next to it was a painting of a lone hut facing a white crested sea
and a few crows, suspended in flight.

If they had stopped flapping their wings, would there have been any consequence?
"I've changed."
That's all I heard, that and his fist pounding his desk.
Outside, a few leaves clung to half-emptied trees.