Wishes Like Swans In Winter

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Photography by Juliasha

by Annette Marie Smith

My wishes floated anyway.
They were large downy swans
impervious to the hostility,
the cold environment, of their possibility.
Because they were able to float
under such adversity
it became possible for them also to fly
and finally, having flown,
these stubborn wishes
were able to come home to roost
to me.