Magical Thinking

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

The lies that rocked my cradle

— Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy,

whiskey fumes and smoldering

cigarettes steadied me

to choke on the paint fumes of history.

Every week a proper dunking

in the murky waters

of Sunday School propaganda.

I came up spluttering,

nauseous, hearing

my mother exclaim

“incredible” as erratic stories

parade as news. 

New fabrications

teeter on this house of cards

that could flatten

at the slightest breath

of far-fetched truth,

summoned from the deep



unpatriarchal wilderness

that still, improbably, lives.

Inspired by: Incredible, Erratic

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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