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Wednesday, September 07, 2011


 Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote 

How’s Wonderland Alice looking glass
Myopic blurry retina lost focus
Distorted reflection bent on destruction
Shattered image jagged edgy slivers

Mad Hatters stirring withes brew
Shriveled teabags steeped in vitriol
Nothing’s the Earl Gray matter-of-fact
Concocted Lipton panaceas fraudulently exposed

Uninvited party crashers overflowing brim
Simmering bubbles burst pointless boil
Perfect temperature labeled several Fahrenheit
Degrees hotter than just right

Misread fortune uncivil wrongs retold
Upended saucer no flight zone
Residue swirled overhead clockwise thrice
Spilt eke-onomic downturn clogs drain

Momentum adapts as fast as
Everything else stays the same
Light up your tunnel vision
Things don’t change we do

Liberty’s torch song diminished afterglow
Bright shining example snuffed out
In Gold Wet Rust corrosion
Disillusioned genie tarnished lamp victim

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.