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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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