Mudlark No. 61 (2016)

Jesus said You will not

be able to catch 
the swan boat 
                           of your youth
by running after it like that. 

I know it was pretty,
I know it didn’t linger,
I know the pier caught fire 

and sank. 
                   Wait, he said. Tarry a while 
alongside the wreck. I don’t say this
to everyone: but there will come 

another swan. 

Patrick Donnelly | Jesus said, “Buddhas of limitless light,”
Contents | Mudlark No. 61 (2016)