“Come back Ecila, Come back!”
She runs into a dark cave.
“where are you going, don't act like that!”
She mocks them all “don't misbehave!”
“Phew” she says as she wipes her forehead upside down--
“that was close”, she chuckles as she smiles with a frown.
“I had to get out, from that suffocating town.”
“ha!” she lets out slowly... as her voice changes sound.
She falls flat on the ground--
she gets up and looks around--
she sees a blue-white-ribboned gown.
She puts it on at once!
finds a bottle of fragrance.
Sprays it over her blue dress--
takes her hair and fixes the mess--
looks in a mirror with distress--
She sees a golden key--
she drops down to her knees.
Spots a small door--
very close to the floor...
She looks rapidly to her right--
she sees something burning bright.
She takes it in her hand--
a bright potion just as planned.
One sip and she coughs!
she shrinks down, and she scoffs!
She opens up the door, and sees a gorgeous sight--
creatures roaming free, drenched in delight.
“Oh how I’ve wanted this”, she says to the skies--
“a place where I can do as I please, without any spies.
I can be their girl, they wont see past this disguise.
I've read the books, I know it all very well--
they will think I am Alice, it will be, just swell.
I have the same dress...hair, even the same smell--
I've planned this for weeks, way before I fell.”
She walks around, with a giant smile on her face
“at last I am here, the most wonderful place”
She hears familiar sounds coming from above...
"Come back Ecila! Wake up my love!"
She opens up her eyes, and finds her self in bed
nurses around her, “I think the fever's gotten to her head”
“nooo” she cries as she drips cold sweat--
she tosses and turns in her sheets, all wet.
“Where am I? Let me go!” She tries to sit up straight
“sorry dear, you're sick", the nurse comes closer with a plate.
She looks past the nurse...and sees over there!––
a dirty blue-white-ribboned dress, laying across the chair.
“Where did that come from then!?” she points to the dress--
the nurse looks confused, and replies “you need some rest.”
“Don't you see, I don't belong here, I want to leave this place!”,
she turns to her right, and sees a mirror, but not her face.
Scared she loses breath, and the nurse calls out for help--
Every thing goes black, “Alice, Alice !!" a voice yelps...
“Is it you, come closer, we've missed you all these years--
lets go on an adventure, you have nothing at all to fear.
Come towards the light, let's go have some tea!”
Ecila has one last smile, her body limp, she drops a key.
The nurses and her mother, cry and hold her tight,
Ecila runs with her friends joyfully towards the light.
“Alice, Alice we love you", they all whisper in her ear––
as they walk further and further away, until they disappear.
© Rocio Belinda Mendez 2013