Wonderland

October 17, 2008
By Jessica Varon, River Vale, NJ

Fluorescent green, ocean blues, scarlet reds, sweet oranges flash by



Down the rabbit hole and back again
Down is up and up is down



Nothing is what it seems
Slow your breathing


Eyes glazed over in ecstasy
Limbs lay about the cool sheets



Sugar liquid drips out

Dripping onto the floor
Birds twitter their songs of teasing



More, more, more they cry

Forget the dull life you have


Go back to the velvet snow rabbit
His wolfish eyes beg for you to return



Tweaking his nose to appear cute

Hiding his venom-dripped fangs behind an innocent smile

Come back to me Alice he cries





Snickers and giggles are heard in the background

But she doesn’t hear it



The phone rings,
Breaking the lulling chants of the damned




She blinks

Her lips quiver




The voices start again
Fingers twitch


Alice smiles and stretches her hand out



Letting the smiling rabbit lead the way to wonderland



The cheshire cat is no longer grinning
Another lost, another forgotten, another easily pulled in


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