Not a swallow

Standard

swallow

Swallows

Fashionable

They’re everywhere

On scarves, tea cups, note cards.

Beautiful

Flying overhead

Distinctive silhouette against blue skies.

And yet here

It can mean

A fair weather tourist

Taking just the sunshine

Of both hemispheres

Transient

Exits when it gets cold

When it gets hard

I don’t want to be a swallow.

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