The Wish for Queen Alice
After a caucus-fracas…
Our wonder-world is upside down—
The pandas dream of being cats,
Each king declares himself a clown,
All minds go flittering like bats.
The Dodo stalks our marketplace,
Declaiming to the populace
That we must run a caucus race,
And all must win, yet one rule us.
So where’s our Alice in this land,
To stare big-eyed at panda cats
Or simply fail to understand
How human minds can be so bats?
Again astound, confound, be crowned:
Restore the realm to down side down.