Looking for Swans – Matt Longerbeam

The simplistic sweetness of Matt’s short, sentimental poem, with its lowercase characters and quick, clipped lines, won all of us over. We imagine it will have a similar effect on you. Enjoy.

Looking for Swans

we would look for them 

together

she and I

the swans

there are four in all

living amongst the ducks

in the park

and 

she would always

count them

sometimes 

she saw them all

on occasion 

none could be found

but always

she looked for them

just as 

she searched for 

the beauty

in things

everywhere

and within her eyes

it could usually be found 

a bright side

to even the darkest hour

and

many times

she pointed them out

for me

she had that ability

and 

I often envied that

but

never as much

as

I do 

now

standing here

in the park

alone

missing her

and

unable 

to find

any swans

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