alicia_h: (Water)
Daedalus, Demeter, Minos
Icarus, Persephone, Ariadne
You can't take the sky away from me

I'll forever fly regardless
I'll learn more than you can teach
I'll overcome the darker days
And try to live the rest
Please don't pretend I can't

Don't ever forget I'm young
I live to be confused
Confounded, dumbfounded

Daedalus, Hades, Prometheus, Theseus
Icarus, Persephone, Pandora, Ariadne
They all cry
Don't you dare
Try to take my sky away from me

Poor Icarus perhaps
Should have heeded
His father's words of waves
And harmful heat
For he skimmed the salt spray
And rose through the air
As he flew toward his beacon
Daedalus was forced to watch
As the sun snatched those crafted wings
Forged from feather, wax and fear
And freedom hopes
And plunged his son with fateful hand
Down into the boiling sea

Icarus, Amelia, Amy
You lost your sky
You lost your lives
You know the water cannot keep you

Neither can the ground lay claim
To Ariadne
Nor could the dead river and snow
Trap Persephone
Never could a simple lock upon a box
Lay waste to Pandora's
Fruitful curiosity

----
With all due nods and thanks and all to Jos Whedon (Firefly Theme (Ballad of Serenity))
Vixy & Tony (Mal's Song, Persephone)
Andi Neate (Icarus)
and Wytchcroft (daeda)
alicia_h: (Default)
Up stairs and down stairs
Thin stairs, wide stairs and side stairs
Trip stairs and slide stairs
Forgotten how to climb stairs
Steep stairs and shallow stairs
Take me to the gallows stairs
Two by two only in pairs
Lose my balance and too late
I'm gone from halfway down the stairs
alicia_h: (Lighthouse)
The lighthouse stairs
Ascend the hollow
Rough smooth cylinder
No safety in rails
No support promises
Nothing alive outside my beam

The door drifts inwardly open
This room lives within the walls
A ring of domesticity
Beginning and concluding
With a bed collapsed under
The strain of its own springs

No more forlorn stone steps
Untrusted rungs descend
The trap door thin enough
The gorges hewn all through allow a view
But the beam blanches out the rest

Clockwork control
Mercury mechanism
Revolution without mind
At times it almost kept itself

And now to my task
The job is mine
I'm the one they struggled years to find
They knew I must be the vandal
Who would try to make it blind

Searchlight silenced
Warning aborted
From the cliff hill crest 
The lighthouse stares

alicia_h: (Star Trek)
a thousand natural lights within the blackness
I wouldn't count by hand
couldn't
orders of magnitude higher
naked eye reality lower
poetry truth right on the ball
leave my stars to me

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