Alice Knows

Alice Knows

Nov 30, 2016, 3:57:35 AM Creative

Bones lather
in my cone shell, disembodied, furloughed
of an unhinged nail
I remember the chimney blowing up in my nose
A smell I began to carry
Cold fish, stones, earth and salted rocks
A churning
   in my pits, 
   wrists fraying, voices slivering

I own a frozen larynx
Where Alice comes and  dresses her dolls
Makes cotton beds and lends voices
to tiny women and men
some scurrying around, wraps and drapes, feathers and curtains
She sells me a dream
every time I shut my eyes

Blink, blinkknights and queens
She kneads her hair, spectacles on
and wanders into the ambiguous squares
I say 'shh'
and she says 'hmm'
I say 'shh' and she says 'hmm'
And we try to choke each other, vascular drain and coronary thrombosis
I say
' Alice,
I tried
    ( I tried )
You run now, you
     and hide '

Published by Aakriti Kuntal

Comments (2)

Dec 1, 2016, 2:06:40 PM

Your words are so resonating, directly touching my soul!!!

Nov 30, 2016, 12:54:42 PM

This is one of the best things I have ever read , So intricate and amazing hats off to you Aakriti Kuntal , May god bless you cheers.

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