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 fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), his Micro.blog (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).