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The Icarus Problem

Icarus didn't listen to Dad
about how to use the wings that he had
typical teenager, he knew it all
but, here's the cliche, it's pride before fall
so up to the sun he went, hell for feather
and melted the wax that had held things together
Icarus found the view quite panoramic
but soon learned his arms were not aerodynamic
and so this young smart arse wound up in the sea
forevermore featured in bad poetry

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