Inside your mazes
lost thoughts made
you stoop to loom as Minotaur

forgetting you were Theseus
a mythic king

then Ariadne earlier
unraveling escape from pain

and long before that
grand architect of labyrinths
confusing lucid passages
until your dreams could drift away
on wings too frail to fly so high.

Self-Defeat © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Inspired by mythology.

Links to more information on the mythological characters of Theseus, the Minotaur, Ariadne, Daedalus, as well as the Labyrinth:

Submitted: June 2, 2021