From the collection published in 2021, And Don’t Come Back.
Escape Into Another Reality
Wondering if I should buy tickets to this show.
The review says:
in this skewed version of a popular fairy tale
the lizard in the jacket pocket
never mentions chewing up the missing letter
leading to a comedy of errors ending in
Getting dinner late to the table.
I’ll think about it.
I do love that fairy tale, though.
I flick my tongue and snag an unwary fly
enjoying the snack as
stretched out along the top of the concrete wall
I read the rest of the paper.
8 thoughts on “Escape Into Another Reality”
This made me laugh. Even lizards like a day at the theater.
Thank you. I like to go to plays myself, so I figure, well, that might be a constant for warm and cold-blooded creatures, right? Of all kinds and metaphorical levels??? !!! And it just made me laugh, too, to think of it.
Yes, metaphorical, too. I also thought of that show from years ago where there were aliens from outer space who were lizard creatures disguised as humans. 😀
I am reaching back to remember – was it the one called V? Because I think I do remember it?
Yes, that was it. I think there were actually two versions of it.
I’m going to have to look it up. I remember being quite intrigued by it way back when.
This poem made me laugh. I am now left wondering whether a fairytale scenario led to this lover of the theatre being transformed into a lizard.
Now that idea, I just love. Because in fairy tales there are so many examples of transformations and so many involuntary. If that is so here, this guy seems at peace with it, though!
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