The four-wheel driver of the mammoth solar cadillac,
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
The feathers of Icarus float
as Phaeton burns the sea.