Transparent Words - Poetry

Barbara Phillips
Alice Right Side Upside Down

Alice fell down the long tunnel
after her rabbit of self
aglow with white of naught I know
at the end it was now I know

Alice could not stop herself
she followed custard fluff
she found stuff of snow
saw what turns into itself

Alice saw that when itself
is left to grow time runs out
but a tumble into arms of clocks
throws self's face into another place

Alice walked around and round
found strange selves become familiar
learned what can be swiftly unlearned
laughed when right side turned upside down


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