Icarus And The Sun

It was only in death would Icarus know what it was like to love a god
Icarus, with your sun-soaked skin and your wild heart
                               Icarus, what did it feel like to watch the sea pass under you, everything  
                               and seemingly nothing all at once?  
Icarus, when did you know you were in love?
Was it when you first leapt, trusting these second-hand wings of wax to guide you?
                                And the temptation of the Sun, his radiating beauty, warm kisses, eyes  
Icarus, did you fall in love with the temptation?  
Or dear boy, was it after, when you soared just a little too high?  
                                Suddenly light-laced kisses became fire singeing bite
                                On wings strung together by determination and hope
When the wax hit your fingertips did it hurt or did it remind you, you were alive?  
Icarus, did you fall in love with the pain?
Or perhaps, oh young love-struck heart, was it in the fall that you realized?  
When these wings of yours, no men were meant to have started to fall apart
                                 Paper and lace, suddenly the weight of your freedom began to weigh  
                                 down your descent
                                 And in this fall watching the Sun, your Love, slowly fade from sight
                                 Did you realize falling in love was more than an idiom?
Icarus, oh sweetheart, I cannot fault you for such a plummet
                                  For they sing, love is the only thing worth living for
When the sea mist started to whisper tragedy on your back
The orgasmic plunge into this unforgiving sea
Icarus, a love like this is worth dying for
Written by lonelove
Published | Edited 9th Apr 2018
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