The White Bird R L Swihart Poetry

local_library The White Bird

by R L Swihart

Published in Issue No. 279 ~ August, 2020

Or more precisely

the oracular white wings

tracing an impossible curve

(above and below the axis

of the body)

against the blue

above the shore




Before morning,

by some Aristotelian trick,

the shore was gone

and only the motion


White, but only

the word

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R L Swihart was born in Michigan and currently lives in Long Beach, CA. His poems have appeared in various online and print journals, including The Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal, Cordite and Quadrant Magazine. Matman & Testudo, his second book of poetry, was released in June 2018.