Wings

Wings

A Poem by panheadpigments

A returning sailor told me he had a nightmare about wax wings
He said his lover flew to find a home inside constellations. 
She wrapped Saturn's wrings around her like a blanket. 
She used the cold atmosphere of
outer planets to cool the burning in her throat.

~

He told me that she danced with spinning comets.
She rode meteors like a reckless professional. 
She held fistfuls of toxic gases in her scarred hands,
and spread out into the warm blackness of a starry void
when she went to sleep at night.

~

I asked him why it was a nightmare.
He told me that when he tried to follow her, 
the sun melted off his wax wings

© 2013 panheadpigments


Author's Note

panheadpigments
For my brother.

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You've described it so majestically. I really enjoyed this. Well said, dear poet.

Posted 6 Years Ago


panheadpigments

6 Years Ago

Thanks! I really appreciate it :3

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Added on October 5, 2013
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Tags: poem, wings, depression, limitless, stars, space

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