Sunday, April 30, 2017

Day 29: Icarus

Day 29, do a freewrite on a noun from one of your favorite poems. The poem I chose is The Best Drink by Lee Upton.

Icarus

All poets write
a poem of Icarus.
Just like a basket
cannot carry fruit
when it’s full of holes,
his wings failed him,
feather and wax
melted by the sun
just as my pen
cannot carry my thoughts
many slip away
fall
die on the air.
My own wings of ink and paper
can only carry me so close
to the sun before they will char
and burn into flame
Before I, too, will fall

Into failure.