Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cinderella Between Meals And Otherwise Engaged

her rag tag sorrows come and go
but the skies are quilted with stars and snows
so much of what she felt goes unnoticed

even in countless retellings.
those dishes won't wash themselves
she tells herself tears welling

at least before the Disney versions.
and who will hire her at the agencies
when mealtimes are few and far

between and she has nothing best
to wear and shoes that go
without repair

so she makes do
on fondue left over

from stepsister Tupperware parties
and grasps at straws
without the malteds.

strawberry can be imagined
chocolate too
what else is there to do

more dishes.
more wishes.

mary angela douglas 15 june 2017