Dogs 2010

ALICE
(1/22/10)


she acts
so lost
and confused
but that is primarily
for the benefit
of the audience
and her fellow
players

in truth
she quickly
gains her footing
in that world
of exaggeration
and decline
merely biding
her time
for best
advantage

madness
flows about her
in hatters
tea parties
proportions
white rabbits
Cheshire cats
queen of hearts
croquet matches
but
during her trial
she will have
none
of it

her accusers
are only
playing cards
after all

off with
THEIR
heads

when she
awakens
this time
look
into
her face

she knows
something

she is
the grin
without
the cat