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Requiem for Icarus, a poem by Tragic Rabbit

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[i have such a pretty page on Word for this with an interesting painting of Icarus...but here's the text all unlovely]

Requiem for Icarus

White as bone

and near as quiet


couched in sodden sand.

Pallid skin

yellow hair matted


and seaweed ribbons.

Fearful, cautious

a stick to poke


as dead as dreams.

The hollow bones

of broken wings


into this shallow sea.

Such a face

too beautiful for heaven


you never know.


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