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Ode to the Heart

In Memory of Fallen Eagle, Zachary Capra, ERAU 2018 *

Heart, do what you do
at times like this
when all that Daedalus
had warned comes true
and Icarus goes tumbling
to the sea. Plump up
your strong defenses
against parallels
with myths
and let a waxed wing
disappear, and let
his angels sing.

* Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) trains hundreds of student pilots each year. A “Fallen Eagle” refers to one who tragically dies in an aircraft accident.  


Copyright © 2018  M. B. McLatchey. All rights reserved.
Published in Of Poets & Poetry, 2020, a publication of The Florida State Poets Association.

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