A loyal swan glides across the waters

though in the narrow green swirling pond,

it survives on handouts of bread pieces

and sweet greetings attached to the moon.


Plants with thorns have been removed

so everyone can swallow these waters

and observe the wonder.


There’s dough rising in my hands

and in my heart and mind

I’m supposed to remember the swan.



24 Oct 08

Dave Barber

Natural Laws