little children like curiosity
get killed by the laughing cheshire cat
who tells them the world's directions
but forgets to mention the inability
for them to ever turn back

those already gone hold hands
skip along to feel better over lost teddy bears
and the nasty feline purrs and points the wrong way
figuring he gets points
for the grace that he shares

cinderella looses her slipper one more time
and snow white never gets that Love's First Kiss
and the demonic cat nods and hums
the tune that says to use your
Swords and Fists

everything's wrong
everything's right
nothing is ever
better or worse
as long as you know day from night

but the cheshire cat might just lie about that
too