Tuesday, October 28, 2008

cinderella





a late bloomer.
sappy, a dupe.
never complained,
missed everything, that's all;


all the Balls, at least.
even the ugly sisters managed
to make an appearance,
however grisly. they


weren't much to look at --
all the same, they had style
and their father
by the balls. but


she was a sly one,
a hoarder,
had the Prince on a string
the whole time. she


was a wizard with props:
the glass slipper, the rags.
he loved it,
don't kid yourself. she


took him for all he had.
the castle, the land, the
works. he never saw it coming.
a hustler. the best.


suzanne finnamore

5 comments:

carylhayes said...

Oh my God, on my daughters wall, this one, right now. ILOVEIT. Suzanne, you might be the one to bring me around on this whole poetry business. ILOVEIT

FINNABLOG said...

oh arent you sweet. YES THIS IS GOOD FOR DAUGHTERS.

FINNABLOG said...

i love the photo, that's the best part. look at it.

Jerri said...

they had style
and their father
by the balls.

This is simply fab-U-lous.

FINNABLOG said...

it's great fun to revise fairy tales in poetry. gregory maguire wrote a genius novel called WICKED ....and also SON OF A WITCH. read those , oh my, such a great pleasure. such spellbinding, brilliant, magnificent work he does with the wizard of oz story, in Wicked. you'll see.