Author: Thorn's-girl PM
icarus, icarus, icaraus, a father's broken love [myth]Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 238 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 06-19-06 - id: 2195948
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I lost the favor of the king and he locked me in a tower.
I built him a labyrinth for his beast and it was flawless; still he locked me in a tower.
He guarded me by land and sea but my child watched the gulls,
Gulls and birds and creatures of the air.
And warned him of his frailty.
My son was like a bird, an angel, a thing of clouds and light
Swooping diving soaring
And all was well.
And fly not too close to the sun, for Apollo's heat will melt them."
I had kissed him and sent him off
Sent him off.
A child's thrill of excitement, he exalted in his freedom.
Leaving me alone in empty skies to search
Until I saw the feathers on the waves.
Floating, drowning, soft and helpless
And I buried my boy in an unnamed land and named it thus.
A father's broken love.