Phaeton

Phaeton

The four-wheel driver of the mammoth solar cadillac,

Phaeton,

slipped out of gear behind the Universe

and pulled up short. The sun

fell off the sky; the deserts caught him

thrust him over Atlas

to invade the sea. Floodtimes suspended Phaeton

upon a rock.

And as with others —

closing in upon the work of God

is dangerous.

The feathers of Icarus float

as Phaeton burns the sea.