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Another Icarus?


Weaver of words, of sentences
with colors spare, vivid and sure
on a thorned loom, its warp
weighted with
impossible dreams
roped in hemp,
fraying yet sturdy.

Weave your weft of aspirations
from spiderweb silk
reach higher, borne by air currents
with eagles and ospreys

feathers singed by wistfulness

you plunge


another Icarus

Laden with lacunae and paucities
with untouchable milestones
flagellant upon your own

Perfection is distant
too bright, soulless...

...tone deaf,

leaves you mute

But your weavings are too beautiful,
too warm,
translucent with meaning
transcendent with insight
the imperfections left
barely visible

yet so you

full of hope
of yearning
of lust
burbling with need to share.

Leave gravity behind,
grasp eagles' wings and


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