Cinders

Cinderella sitting in the ashes
counting bones and tears
       ravens picking at her flesh
       magpies tugging at her golden locks
       toads telling her of impending doom
       snakes hissing in her ear:
       “No fairy godmother is coming to your rescue,
       She’s long long forgotten about little you.”

Cinderella sitting in the ashes
counting bones and tears
       ravens tearing at her heart
       magpies cackling at her pain
       toads telling her of imminent disaster
       snakes hissing in her ear:
       “No fairy godmother just for you,
       She never cared about the likes of you.”

Cinderella sitting in the ashes
counting bones and tears
       scolding ravens, magpies, toads and the snakes
       to leave her be,
       to go and taunt and torment somewhere else
       just to leave her be
       to her ashes and her bones and tears.

Cinderella sitting in the ashes
counting bones and tears
       ravens covering her fragile frame with feathers
       magpies showering her in shiny rings
       toads telling her of balls and princes
       snakes hissing in her ear:
       “No fairy godmother was ever required
       All the magic is right here in you.”


© Sybille Sterk

Cinders

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Dark and independent interpretation of the Cinderella fairy tale.


*MCN: C2KAP-B3LHU-EFJ23 *

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