Tagged with fairy tale poems

Pregnant with Rapunzel by Laura King

Pregnant with Rapunzel by Laurie King I kept my mouth closed as I watched the ramps grow big and bitter. It was my daughter’s appetite that sprung the ferns along my throat, the fiddleheads of hunger that unfurled along my tongue like tongues. The window where we watched became our belfry, she the tongue and … Continue reading

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder

Donkeyskin by Midori Snyder There was the sight Grey and monstrous, rubbed with ashes and grit Father’s skin in the moonlight, shadows from my door His jaw stretching into the room There was the smell Rank and cloying, the tang of smoked flesh Father’s exhalations on the surface of my skin A tooth decayed from … Continue reading