Thursday, July 03, 2008

Icarus's Lament

At the journey's end
he awoke to find
a pile of feathers
beneath his perch.
The heat
of the summer
melted the wax
that secured
his ivory pinions,
freeing the crow
to fall
like frozen flakes
in winter.
Thus his childhood
ended with a failed
of flight.
Days of toil
stretched before him.
Ravens laugh
and crows caw
their ridicule.

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