Sunday, March 20, 2016

There Should Always Be A Small Door

there should always be a small door into the garden
Alice thought afterwards
when drifting on the river would not be the same

of course the clouds were painted on
how else would they never arrange to move
let us arrange never to move

from this golden spot she thought sleepily
how hard could it be
and we, will we always have the same

strawberries for tea, glaced the little sugar cakes
and live like dolls in Christmas show windows
repeating our civility

do you know your lines said the Queen
I'm rosy red said Alice blending quite in
but how can I stop the afternoon

from turning a different shade

mary angela douglas 20 march 2016