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The Mad Hatter's Soup
by Joanna M. Weston

confronted with a bowl
of vary-coloured soup
he stared it in the face
stirred animal   vegetable
with screeching mineral
to swirls that peaked
flopped   made waves
tidal figures
cresting the lip
of china   patterned
with gold leaf
turquoise elegance
a chip in one quadrant

his spoon strained
mulligatawny to grey
bearded   toothy mouth
red lips pouting  pursed
to suck    slurp
the wildly gyrating chowder