Close to the Sun

27 Jul

I’m the female Icarus who flew close to the sun,

feathers windswept, radiating the streak of your kiss.

What’s that look on your face? I see the universe in you,

infinity beyond word it’s beginning, middle, and end.

Don’t sink below clouds, let’s drive bomb the wind!

In our aura of dreams we’ll skim the haze of sunrise.


Shifting beats. Hearts of song notes. I’m not proud, I fell

for you. Beats rocking, beats rolling, we colliding like boom.

The female Icarus, I flew close to the sun. Rose up

from fired earth attracted to your heat, I’m a soul that shines,

I’ll burnish your presence. Lifted by the sun I’m drawn to you,

(how will I survive beyond this moment without you?)


My world is your word lean close I want to listen.

As secrets unfurl onto my tepid breath I’m putting faith

in the Father and in the hands of Mother earth. Trust’s a virtue

earned. How will we share, if we don’t give it to each other?

I see gold dust in the hip hop of your flow. I’d fly for miles,

I’d soar with the swallows, V-shaped for victory no trickery.


I’m the female Icarus. I flew close to the sun. It took a while

for me to realise it was your eyes had me tranquilised and dizzy

Coco Cola fizzy. We all know the beat of these song notes,

sometimes love’s not easy. To taste the danger, a touching stranger,

to crash and burn, to do or die, but all the time make sure to fly.

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3 Responses to “Close to the Sun”

  1. Cezanne Poetess 27 July, 2012 at 6:57 AM #

    I like that! Still flying?

  2. I HAVE A VOICE 29 July, 2012 at 12:58 AM #

    Quite a wonderful view point, a kaleidoscope of emotions! Sincerely ~Deborah

  3. sonofwalt 9 August, 2012 at 5:30 AM #

    I love the idea, the metaphor for emotion, in someone making your heart cokacola-fizzy. :) Lots of strong stuff here.

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