Poems and Texts

Alice Alice Alice by Rachel Rabbit White

Tarot Diary
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 8:00 pm

Alice Alice Alice

I dreamt that cows were eating us
in joyous sunlit sequence
we awoke
to tangerines falling
like meadows of duchess
satin under the sign
of lackadaisical number-nine
curious hurtling through a cosmos magenta like
how could we be victims
using every situation for our gain

tell it, how we threw
an entire wardrobe
into the lake

mirror made of water
mirror made of vodka
dresser drawer by drawer

night by velvet-sided
night we could change
in contours of ultra august
gloss cursive and cat litter

riding on the edge of soon
we raised our palms
still focused on the neon
formed behind closed eyes

when there was pleasure in
knowing it couldn’t last forever

back when we were sure
something would happen

and the certain voice assured
it all meant something
for some future

not yet feeling
the softest friction
of your one-way

still unable to know what we
couldn’t sense, or why
Alice, Alice, Alice
that this is it

Rachel Rabbit White

Rachel Rabbit White is a poet and essayist who lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook Poetry is so Lesbian was just released during the New York Art Book Fair and her first full length collection, Porn Carnival will be released by Wonder this Fall. In this work, hedonism and materialist critique join in an abject orgy of labor confessionals, group texts, and criminality, they are poems turned on to queer pleasure and displeasure, indulgence and raison d’être. She is a Sagittarius sun, moon in Cancer and a Scorpio rising.

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