Lewis Carroll wanted to Fuck Alice

Fourteen-year-olds can’t consent but Coach promised
You’re more mature than any other teenager.

Now I pot milkweed sprouts in empty pill bottles. Alice steps into iridescence. Time hatches memory.

like a caterpillar hatches into gangrene.

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Suicide Runs

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I Hope This Email Never Finds You

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Somewhere else in time

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Dear Norman

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The Channel Four Meteorologist Presages a Cold Front, Easing North

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on the limitations of knowledge

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