Hi, I’m Not Lucy

I am new here. What is your name, sir?
Your goat legs are very fetching and
the temperature is wonderfully pleasant
and could you tell me exactly
where I have ended up? Which? Oh,
there is a witch? She is coming?
Why? What for? What did I do?
I will just go back the way I…well
of course there is something
over there! That is the wardrobe! I felt
my way through coats and ended
up in firs and all I want addressed
this instant is why you are crying. We have only
just met, sir. Compose yourself. And get
your hands off me!

#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 16

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a writer and poet living in Tucson, Arizona. His poetry has been published in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey and Fairy Tale Review’s “Fairy-Tale Files“.