No Longer in Kansas

How could a person who has only read
L. Frank Baum seriously confront
post-modern philosophy?

If Dorothy had experienced illumination
wouldn't she remember her magic shoes
weren't made of Hollywood dreams?

Though there are infinitely more stars
than we can perceive
aren't there also more characters in fiction
than we have time to see?

Why are so few people in the audience
taking the journeys
to their own Emerald Worlds?

It's a matter of glass slippers:
they enable us to dream.

To reach new fields
fertile imaginations are needed
& when gumption is cockled
corn fields sway in the breeze
as cathedrals in Oz shine splendidly.