I am so high I could nearly fly
But only to crash to earth
My Daedalus wings have forgotten to sing
I fly too close to the sun
I hear your footfall
Behind and within
And am enchanted with your
Eurydice step
But I have flown too high, love
And the sun melts my wings
An affront to Apollo or Helios
But I have soared
I have flown in the glory of your love
If then I must fall then be it so!
Let my voice ring in love or sorrow
And I – no Orpheus brought – will in poems write
Your name
Even as my wings fail
Even as I swoon below
Even as I fall to earth
In this sunlit descent

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