Alice Checks The Queen

‘Your time is up’ said Alice.

She knew it didn’t matter

how big she was

or how small

in the end.

She knew it didn’t matter 

in the end

whether the queen was red or white,

whether time moved backwards or forwards.

In the end

there was still no stopping it, 

still no changing it

however many time-pieces the Queen owned,

however many times she moved the hands

on or back on the clock-face.

It made no difference.

‘You’re just a pawn

on the wheel of time’

said Alice,

‘No wonder you look glum’


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