31 March 2010

Alice, in Wonderland

“I think six impossible things before breakfast.”

Queen of Hearts, Prince of Heads. The Pauper too in tow. Helter-skelter on a winding road, up and up a narrow hole into a darkened hall. Under. Wonder. Alice.

Alice, in Wonderland.

“I’m late, I’m late, on a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!”

Late, late, late. Delayed, late. How late? Always late? What date? Work, friends- fate? Faith? No, no faith. Just late. Late.

“Her Majesty the Queen decrees all denizens of Wonderland shall from now on pay a tax for walking on their feet. That pudding may not be had before washing one’s feet. That…”

…that often things take such a turn as makes promises difficult to fulfil. That what is is not and the surface is not simply as it is. That life takes a toll, and that a raven is not always like a writing desk. That…

“Enough! Off with his head!”


Creation said...

True. Could've done better. Much better. But you didn't. So,
off with his head

Nirbhay Bhogal said...

Is Creation commenting about some action in your relationship with her which could have been performed with greater sincerity?

AP said...

Ouch Nirbhay! Too much on the dot!