The Desert Room, Phipps Conservatory (2019)
Shahai (photograph & haiku) by SusanBethFurst
Oz, the land of lollipops and ruby slippers, and lions, and tigers, and bears...
Oh my! What's a little girl to do?
She picks up her little dog and her picnic basket, and ventures down the yellow brick path,
in search of the Wizard with all the answers.
Along the way she makes a few friends and enemies...
Finally the Emerald City in a field of Poppies,
if she just wasn't so tired...
The good witch intervenes.
The great and powerful Oz turns out to be not so much.
The wicked witch almost gets her way,
but she melts like a ball of wax in the hot Kansas sun.
What's a little girl to do?
And so she lives
happily ever after...