Friday, September 19, 2008

Go Ask Alice

The sun woke her as it beamed across her face. Autumn, just around the corner, had not yet made its full glory known. While the nights were cool, the days still felt balmy. She laid there squinting. The image of a man appeared through the glare. She could not make out his face but she knew he was smiling. He offered her a flower, which she clutched to her chest. She breathed it in. Nothing. It smelled like silence.

The man drifted back into the sunlight. Now, there was sound filling her. The steady beat of a familiar melody. It rattled around her soul like a fly trapped in a jar. "Remember what the dormouse said."

tall penguin

3 comments:

SparkyThought said...

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small,
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall.

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall,
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call.
Call Alice
When she was just small.

When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low.
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know.

When logic and proportion
Have fallen softly dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head"

-"White Rabbit" by Esthero (featuring The Blue Man Group)

Brian said...

sparky, that song was written by The Jefferson Airplane. The Esthero/BMG version was a cover, not the original.

Not to be nitpicky, but credit should be given where it is due.

Sparky Thought said...

Brian, not nitpicky at all!! I completely agree that proper credit should be given.

I had no idea...and I like Jefferson Airplane.

I don't know everything. Thanks for the education!