Waking to a wondrous place Surrounded by deference and grace
I stopped a gilded courtier in mid pace
‘ help me now, to understand ‘ ‘ who is the ruler in this wonderland ?‘
Uncertainty chased fear across his face ‘ why, you are, your grace ‘.
I met my gaze in a proffered mirror Saw the accusing stare of an unrecognised sinner
I mounted the battlements in confusion Perspective would free me of this delusion
Someone called to me from the path below ‘ knowledge is mine to bestow ‘ ‘ walk then, with me, if you seek to know ’
The guard at the gate barred my way ‘ but my lord, you instructed me to stop you leaving, yesterday ’ I started to command ‘Stand aside - wretched creature ‘
Unable to speak on seeing he was identical to me in every feature
Beyond the moat, just outside, The stranger started to gently chide ‘ perhaps you’ll join me tomorrow, my friend ’
‘ tell me - will our daily ritual, this charade, never end ? ‘
I was about to protest I was a prisoner, in anger
Until I saw that he too was my doppelgänger
Reality faded, darkness took its place
Until waking, I found myself in a wondrous place.