Chicano Poet

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How Better To Void The Fate Of Icarus

Mr. Bones returned covered in ostrich feathers.
Henry looked smart wearing zebra stripes.

Berryman assessed the bridge.
Is it conducive to flight?

Perhaps consult with the spirit of Harry Kees?
And didn’t Hart Crane jump from the bridge of a ship?

Mr. Bones was afraid of heights,
and Hennery, well, so afraid of the deep end.

But Berryman waved to bystanders,
flashed and yearned, showing off his Achilles’ heel.


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