Anthology Post: Finding a Wonderland in Alice by Paul Brookes

Fevers of the Mind

1.         Her Hole

A rabbit hole falls into her.

The pocket watch looks at the rabbit

and know it’s late.

The big hand claps the little hand

to see such fun.

How will the door enter Alice?

Alice says  I am cake. Eat me.

The door takes a bite of her hand.

It grows and grows

I am too big to enter you, now,

says the door.

I am a bottle. Drink me, answers Alice.

The door sups her

and enters her.

2.         Shuffle

A pack of playing cards

decide to play inside her.

They shuffle her into black

and red, divide her into suits,

Her heart becomes diamonds

Her hands spades,

Her legs clubs

Her torso hearts.

Alice says Off with her head!

to the Queen of her heart,

but the Queen topples

the suits and escapes.

Alice has two thumbs:

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

she twiddles in thought.

3.        …

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