Happy (?) Endings

– Aswathi Menon, I B.A. English

All these fairy tales and
happy endings
Ever wondered if they are really true?
A gorgeous princess wearing a long pink gown, sleeping so peacefully but unfortunately forever
Then came a prince out of nowhere who kissed her awake
Did it really taste like consent?

Cinderella Cinderella
It’s a very pretty blue dress that you have
Anyone would fall for those sparkly gloves
And those shoes made of glass
Thanks to the fairy godmother who transformed you to someone else
But don’t you think the prince should’ve fallen in love
When you were yourself?
In the torn clothes and the messy face?

 

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