“Swan Song”

A swan song is a person’s final performance before retirement. Since this is an acrostic poem, there’s a hidden message spelled out by the initial letters of each line. Peace to your ♥ !

 Swan Song

Forever. To go on and on and on
And on (my finite life a Father’s loan).
Redeemed from gravity—the earth’s, my own.
Euphoric! So what, that we’re here and gone,
When hope like this exists to dream upon?
Each night I’ve found my heavy wings now grown
Light-feathered, strong, and through the darkness flown,
Long-necked and honking madly, toward dawn.

© 2019 Stephanie Malley