A wax candle burns within me

And out of a passion too strong for words

A pair of wings are fashioned.


Taking my wings on my back

He beckons me towards his light

Yet Sirens plague my heart and

I am blinded.


His heat is unbearable, but while it rejects me

I am compelled to fly on

Lest I wonder a labyrinth,

Hounded by the bullish cries of my soul.


I reach out to touch him

But my wings are melting

And his heat gently pushes me,

Back down towards earth,

Where I should never have left, or stayed.


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