Appearing in someone else’s dream sequence—
here time grows
an evil garden of delights:
clockwork sundials
nightshade tiger
lily steampunk
chessboard primus,
tertia, secundus
flower-bed coffins
wrapped in newborn
narratives that all start
with time tea and thimbles.  

Everything was a mural
in madness, playing Hide-N-Seek
with the Harlequins and the Beast.