Oct/Nov 2018 Poetry

Icarus as Poet

by Marjorie Mir

Public domain image adapted by Tom Dooley

Icarus as Poet

If only his flight had been
an imagined one,
himself grounded at sea-edge
watching the ascent and arc
of sea-birds,
"Yes, like that,"
of words crafted, balanced,
strong, delicate
as supporting bones,
their subtle overlay.
He moves for home, his fledgling
struggling toward escape,
caught amid uncertainties;
ascent, full flight or fall.


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