It’s not just the young
and single and hopeless.  

Everyone’s searching.
Often the distance between here 

and the lake is changing.
Try to board that vessel.  

One plus one equals
five flocks of mute swans. 

Forget what’s known,
our calculator is broken. 

If it looks like fireworks
then turn off the lights.
Wait a year. Turn them on.  

Daniel, hand me my coat.
I was wrong, when my father left,  

he didn’t regret it.