Thames Swan

By Corrie

I spotted a swan in the Thames,
And it was like an innocent person
Desolated by dangerous friends.
I almost wanted to warn her.
Daughter of quiet rivers –
How could you stray into these waters
Eating the slime and the foam?

She ducked her head under again,
And I thought she was drowning herself,
Eating what only pollutes her,
And I could not reach out to save.

See Also: The Path, False Idols, Adoption

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