– the mule –

I am a stubborn old mule,

forever trapped in a hellish fable,

yet too proud to close the book.

~

Gazing into my magic mirror,

I see the evil queen

and the big bad wolf

even a vain sorcerer craving to rule the land…

at least real villains have motivation. 

In a tale such as this,

my mirror,

for all of its power in fortune-telling,

is quite filthy

and a chore to clean.

Even worse, 

the glass is cracked…

possibly beyond repair.

~

How can this mule believe in

any kind of “ever after”

when “happily” is an adverb so closely attached to

the image of make-believe?

~

~

D.J, Whisenant

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