The Witch to Rapunzel

I was young once—-
Beautiful
Long blond hair, rosy cheeked, firm breasts--the works
An Aryan goddess with Aphrodite’s appetite
Well, girl, all beauty fades, they say
It’s become cliché
So, like a cliché,
I’ve brought you here
To waste away in this tower
Until you’re as old
And dry
And ugly as me.

I bring all the nubile young girls here
Like I had been brought
The fairy tales like to tell you
That they always escape—-
Snow White threw up the apple
Sleeping Beauty was awoken with a kiss
Cinderella made good, moved up and out.
But the truth is, honey,
That I’m cutting your braids
Just like I smashed Cindy’s shoe
Put the pills in Beauty’s food
And choked Snow White till her red lips turned blue.


Originally published in Old Soul #3, but as I own the rights, I can node it here all I want.

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