The Swifts at Chapman

September 14, 2012

The children hurl
their bodies and their shrieks
down the hill on bits of cardboard.
The swifts churn the sky
into an ocean overhead,
and when they chase off the hungry hawk
with their numbers and their outrage,
all of Portland
cheers.

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One Response to “The Swifts at Chapman”

  1. Molly said

    I do not cheer for the swifts, though I love them. I cheer for the hawk. Everybody’s gotta eat!

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