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Swifts @DeeringRachel

The swifts will leave soon enough,


buffeting black billows, quivers


of release, arrowheads born


to the wind and to roam


as squawking darts


of sky nomads.


I am reminded of endings,


entropy, the fragility of all things


that fade and die with the summer


whilst simultaneously


reeking of life,


when laughter seems to sound


more hollow,


as if there is an echo


of what autumn promises


of the slow faith of winter


in an overrated spring


and soon they are back


and again we begin.


Name: Rachel Deering


Place of residence: UK


My favourite quote: “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” James Baldwin


Your one wish for the world: that we loved ourselves and each other more and feared ourselves and each other less.



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