Cielo · Samuel Swauger

To Cielo Davila

I cry like an airplane, they say,
but I just love to sing. And I smile
at funny faces, and the green ocean.
I wear berets, I write in cursive,
and I love to bite my lip when
I’m thinking about the Greeks.
I’m never ever not thinking.
Someday I might love myself, but
I think I’ll be alone for a bit longer.

Samuel Swauger is a poet from Baltimore, MD. His work appears in Tilde, Third Wednesday, and the Ghost City Review, among other publications. His Twitter is @samuelswauger, and his website is