What do we learn in the palace of sleep?
What happened there, really, to Alice?
And Dorothy Gale in Kansas and Oz?
And Dante when he went to hell?
Is it all biological spell? Dizziness,
bizziness, nothing but synaptic tap dance?
Nothing but absence of malice? But, really,
what happened to Alice? Or us when we
sleep and we dream and conceive
and forget how we yearn to return to
the uterus – Is it all to remind us we know
where to go when at last we must leave?