Kristin Garth

Traumatized By Fairytales 

You have no memories of innocence 
just curated evidence of puerile thoughts 
in childish script whispered by the dark prince 
of punishment who visits you when you ought 
to dream of unicorns, chocolate egg creams,
prim fairies like a good girl should — not 
orgiastic in a flaming wood.  Deemed 
by good and evil both a sacrifice.  Taught
to open shamelessly all but the eyes 
and crawl towards the cruelest hands. Accept
their seed and reprimands.  Live traumatized 
by fairytales meant for those they defend
who have not lived the truth of how they end. 

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