Icarus – Poetry by Sadie B. Hampton

Pablo Picasso – Fall of Icarus

An Icarus; as I am,
Had flown too close to the sun
And the wings that had once carried me
We’re melted and gone.

Yet no words can describe the ever growing fear
As I watch the ground grow
Plummeting onto the same land,
Prohibiting the life I will never know.

But it reminds me of a love,
Once filled with promise and hope,
Also dead and gone.
For they had been an Icarus too,
Who had flown too close to the sun.

About the Poet

Sadie B. Hampton is a young, emerging writer from a small town in Louisiana.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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