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 but now resides in Long Beach CA. His work has sparsely dotted both the Net and hardcopy literary journals (e.g., Cordite, Pif Magazine, Denver Quarterly, Quadrant Magazine, Salt Hill Journal). His third book of poetry was released July 2020: Woodhenge.