Monday, 29 September 2014

Landing in the Sahara

Tumbling down the rabbit hole
she was prepared
this time.
Waiting to touch
the earth under another sky.
Her sheepskin boots
made a soft landing.
Sand had replaced black mud,
for she wasn't in Wonderland.

She looked out for those
perfect white pair of pointed ears,
hoping to start off on a new adventure.
She dangled a carrot
and called out his name.
But neither did he scamper
towards her, nor did he
send word with the mad hatter.

So she gathered herself,
and observed her surroundings.
Golden particles of dust
gathered around her feet,
as she saw the silhouette
of a lonely camel in the distance.

There were no cakes or potions
labeled 'eat me' or 'drink me'
Nor tiny little doors that could
open up to new gardens.
So without any warning
she whined and wailed.
Crying her eyes out
in the middle of the desert.

She waddled her way through
the wetness, mulch and mud
and continued moving forward
without realizing that
had she turned back even once,
Alice would find
an undiscovered oasis
made by a pool
of her new-formed tears.

*For Magpie Tales


  1. Love the Alice in Wonderland references. So sad it all went wrong for her.

  2. Interesting read, well woven AIW references. Thanks for sharing.

  3. aww, i love this new take on alice and her adventures. perhaps she'll find something in the distance that will dry those tears!

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  4. what an amazing take! very unique :)

  5. Loved how you gave the twist to the story.

    "Alice would find
    an undiscovered oasis
    made by a pool
    of her new-formed tears."

    Awesome :-)

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