Volume 3 Number 3


Summer 2005

Fairy Tale Ending

Marsheila Rockwell

Little girl princess dreams
Rhinestone tiaras and
Toilet paper bridal trains
Must have jinxed the reality
For when her prince came
He did not ride a snow-white stallion
Or even croak a swampy serenade
Instead he hissed and slithered
And when she made to kiss him
And set him free from
The evil spell that bound him
He bit her rosebud-pink lip
And injected her with deadly venom
Then he coiled up on a rock
Next to her lifeless body
Sunning himself and wondering
Why his dreams were now full
Of sparkling stones
White flowing gowns
And hearts that never got broken