Hatter’s tea 

In the minuscule madness looming around the next bend
Are all the wants I shouldn’t want
All the pretty shiny distractions I need
Because I do, you know

Need them
Want them
Coveting what I can never hold in my metaphorical palm

Song lyrics creep in
“don’t you want me bay-bee”
On wind-whispered taunts
“killing me softly, with his song”
I shake my head to clear the clutter
Yet the mutters become clearer

And in the clarity of my chaos
I find everything
And nothing at all

c.2016 Deidre Meyrick

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