Upon the Wings of Icarus We Fell

Photo by Ralf Skirr on Unsplash

“he who flies too close to the sun shall burn”

it is a creed as old as time, but we did nothing to evade it as we rode the flames down, down, down past the grasses of Persephone’s return

the underworld would not welcome us, we who had defied the gods and their designs, and its gates were shut tight like lips that would never again…

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