A dear friend of mine, Christina Howell, published a creative nonfiction article recently entitled True Love, Fairy Tales, and George R.R. Martin which is hilarious, heartfelt, and thought-provoking. Is love worth the risks? Is everything we dream about love a fairytale? Christina’s article holds nothing back. Please be sure to visit HerStory to give it a read.
Her article inspired the poem below. I’d love to hear your thoughts on Christina’s journey as well as your own experiences and beliefs about love and the fairytale promise of a happily ever after.
Burn three wishes on one orgasm.
Fit your feet in high heels
to woe him.
Lose your voice to gain footing,
long legs are an illusion.
Attempt to tame the beast within him,
but don’t ask too many questions.
Be fragrant, but willing to kiss
all his hideous bits.
your hair is a ladder to your face.
Your feelings must remain frozen
to scale his glacial heart.
You are an ogre, so
hide your mistakes,
but relish his unmasked flaws.
Most importantly, wait.
It is not your job to seek
true love; be patient.
Take a decade-long nap, if needed.
Let him kidnap your mind,
your body, your heart.
Love will make its own selection.
Believe in the pea below the pile
of dirty mattresses.
Be regal, and well-read.
There’s no princess alive or dead
who goes unwed.
© 2022 | K.Hartless