Dear Alice

Please bring the tea

and the scones

when you slip

through my front door.

Remember your parachute

because the fall

tends to knock out 

all those loose childhood 


Look for an adventure

between the teeth

of the Cheshire smile,

but be careful 

he devours curiosity

over facts-

what I am saying

is he full of conspiracy novels

and fake news taglines.

Also, avoid the garden

and the social wallflowers 

unless you want to revisit

every high school reunion.

They all fawn over the Queen

and her heart bow lips

but quick to stab at her back

with their dagger tongues.

Alice, my dear, if you linger

at this rabbit hole

keep madness in your back pocket

and be prepared to duck

from playing card insults.


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