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ALICE IN FLIGHT

 

 

Alice holds a looking glass up to me,

sees violas, cellos & feral violins

all made from feather & clay,

& acoustic guitars that worship water.

 

The moon’s a skunk’s tail.

 

Alice dresses in steam,

blue steam & oboes.

 

The three of spades emerges from a Chilean

mineshaft, dusts his sleeves, hugs his wife

& children, before dragged to nearest tavern.

 

Silver rain, like fur bristling arctic foxes,

like angels hibernating tufts of tundra.

 

Skeleton made of glass offers designer

toothpicks from the future atop a parchment

doily on a 92.5% sterling silver platter.

 

Giant rabbit knocks on the wooden eyelid

of Alice’s dream—I vaporize into a flock

of starlings murmurizing volcanic bait balls.

 

Orange juice, fresh squeezed, alongside

some organic grain indentured

to six eggs sunny side up.

 

Or a ruby-throat.

 


About the Author

In August 2015 Alan Britt was invited by the Ecuadorian House of Culture Benjamín Carrión in Quito, Ecuador as part of a cultural exchange of poets between Ecuador and the United States. During his visit, he participated in the international literary conference sponsored by La hermandad de las palabras 2015 in Babahoyo, Ecuador. He served as judge for the 2013 The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. His interview at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem aired on Pacifica Radio, January 2013. His latest books include Violin Smoke (bilingual English/Hungarian): 2015; Lost Among the Hours: 2015, Parabola Dreams (with Silvia Scheibli): 2013 and Alone with the Terrible Universe: 2011. He teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.

ALAN BRITT: Library of Congress Interview:
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/avfiles/poet-poem-alan-britt.mp3
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