If I were a lunatic

If I were a lunatic

A Poem by Elizabeth

if I were a lunatic
the world would be orange
or purple
or inside out

down would be left
and squares would smell like tangerines

if I were Alice, I would smash the looking glass
and hide my meds under my tongue
until lights out

but I am not a lunatic
and the world is not orange
or purple
or inside out

and squares have never smelled like tangerines

© 2011 Elizabeth

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the picture is beautiful. and scary. and beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago

great title
the difference between madmen and lunatics is the latter's association with the moon.
'inside out' - what a great saying
really some wonderful twists of logic here. twisted logic: my favorite kind
and the 'smell of squares' - my favorite kind of poetry
everyline of this poetry blows me away, in a wonderful way.

though i don't understand the ending. but i'm a lunatic.
great freaking write

Posted 6 Years Ago

I like this one, I think I would be the Mad Hatter if I could.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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