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Seven Swans A-Swimming
Above the surface of the water
wrong way round.
Underneath, reflections of their upright cousins
these swans swim
heads forever wearing crowns of pondweed.
Silt where sky should be.
Humans stand in front of spindly trees
breathing hot white clouds out of mouths
as they watch.
On the water, from the water
black stems fan out to webbed petals
unfathomable flowers skating, figure-of-eighting
as seven swans swim