Merwin saw lions in China. I found a chessboard on the ceiling. I saw a ****** in a caterpillar's arms Cradled like a child. I found no rabbit But I did find Alice. The caterpillar claimed innocence And I hope he's right.
The white knight never piped up form above, He never took a step.
I think I'm losing the game. Chess was never my thing, But then, dead people were never my thing, And here I am And here she is regardless.
Those of old saw meaning in the stars. The stars in her eyes are too cold to hold any meaning. I can't decipher my next move from her eyes. Stars make terrible chessboards.
I don't think I want to play this game anymore. Alice is offputting And the wonder has left Wonderland.
Merwin saw lions in China. We never made it that far.