Friday, August 31, 2007

not quite wonderland

Some days turn upside down. A click of a button and the colours are inversed. Silky things tear at your skin, while you sink into concrete with a welcome sigh. The tame bear teeth and claws you never noticed before. While the wild draw close to your lighted window - dressed in tophat and tails and ready to read a bedtime story. Clouds slide behind the sun and shadows arrive at sunset. Words write themselves into knotty ropes while conversations are exhaled to form a stagnant layer that hangs just below the ceiling. Hands where you used to have feet - you kick me when you wave goodbye.

3 comments:

dandelion said...

the picture is mesmerising. I can't stop re-reading 'sink into concrete with a welcome sigh' and 'shadows arrive at sunset'...this post will occupy my mind through the next few days...x

polona said...

i've had a few upside down days...
not as gorgeous as this picture and not as captivating as your words...

Ilana Laps said...

mmm. really like this. i like the clouds sliding behind the sun. and the words writing themselves into knotty ropes. i especially love that kick.