Saturday, 2 April 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Two

Looking Glass Syndrome

Lift the curtain and

there is a girl.

Holds a fawn,
hands round neck

drawn in
drawn back
a daughter with an addiction
to daydreams

wasn’t the lullaby of summer this time –
the science of sound, an acoustic urge
to sleep luminously

it was the living room mirror
chess pieces to the right but
she reached inversely
diagonalised

and fell
fell

fell

without snowdrops or mushrooms or awakening

to the bloom of the wrong world.

(Used a random word generator to get this list of words: Cougar lullaby passenger adopter inverse estate wolf addiction cadaver cloth eyetooth daughter periodic herb americana luminous heaviest drink dishonest daydream acoustic believing bloom awakening rodent hairless axis sky hand rum diagonal mushroom; which made me think of Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Caroll.)

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