The Swing Is...

I still don't understand how swings work!

The Swing is...

Is going up and down
Is going out and in again
Is widening and opening
And back to breathe and turn,
But when, when does it turn?
It must or it would break and fall away
So when, how, when
Does it turn?
It rides in the fall and the rise
From stillness flowing instantly
Flying seamlessly
Through and through
And over and back
To where it came to light
From its waiting place
And disappears again.


© David Collins 4th August 1998