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A Plea For Their Sanity

Inspired by the painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

Escape from this everyday life is desirable,
a man swims for the open sea.
But their commitment to their routine is admirable.
Will he ever be set free?

Their wives in wait,
the daytraders set sail at dawn.
Pray not that they will return late,
for fear they've already gone.

Men steer for the sunset,
a beauty insurmountable.
In a valiant attempt to forget
the habitual inescapable.

The greens flourish in such fertile silt,
so the town is not death to all.
But the flowers will wilt and the trees will tilt
when the leaves come crashing down this fall.
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Submitted on September 25, 2015

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