Daughter of Icarus

he looked at me and said,

“don’t settle”.

you are made

of a fierce mettle,


you have long to live,


life is a fearsome thing,

yet never forget,

as a mother and lover

the power you bring”.

his tattoo winked,

and i saw the grief,

of broken promises and lies.

“choose yourself instead”,

he said,

“and never tread water

when you know you how to fly“.


© M.G. Iannucci 2018

The photo is mine.

Lake Winnemaug in Watertown, CT.

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