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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 03:30 am

swanpoem #1

swanpoem #1

a lone swan patrolled this little stretch of the ohio for five years until he disappeared some say they saw him flying south in the company of two whistling swans so my friends’ small home right on the bank comes rightfully by its name swan cottage no name is needed though for its contents betray it swans everywhere large small in between ceramic ones china glittering cut glass bronze aluminum a petit point pillow advertising swan soap swan pictures grace the walls some by locals swans painted on maple leaves and most charming of all two swans atop a black grand piano music box the keys tinkling out swan lake rather out of tune while two swans on the lid perform perfect pas de deux such swan surfeit might be monotonous if it weren’t for the fun of finding yet another variety and then there is the relief of a little rubber ducky in the bathtub

2011 Jacqueline Jackson
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