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Icarus Wings

February 3, 2014
By melissamaym GOLD, Oceanside, California
melissamaym GOLD, Oceanside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." -Peter Pan

"A scattered dream that's like a far-off memory, a far-off memory that's like a scattered dream, I want to line the pieces up, Yours and Mine." <3 -KH


please don't make me into a little piece of your poetry,
the helices in my name,
or the black-tipped wings painted on my eyes.
please don't romanticize me
like I am some two a.m nostalgia running through your veins.
I am nothing of the sort.
I am a time bomb.

we put glitter on our skin so we can shine.
I sketch icarus wings on my eye lids hoping one day i can fly.
but in the end, we all know that Icarus sank and died.


The author's comments:
This piece is an excerpt from a young adult fiction novel I am currently writing titled, "The Art of Oliver Wilson." I started writing it sometime around February/March 2013.

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