a thousand and one

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(If this were a story

she would dance a thousand nights

in her wedding heels.)

But this is not a story.

(If it were, there would be a prince,

and he would return to her, or she would

wake, or she would be cared for

by the fairies or the forest or fate.)

But this is not a story.

(If it were, her belly

would split open, and her child

would appear fully-grown,

or they would be pinned to the night sky

together, shining with the stars.)

But this is not a story,

And there is no ending

in sight, just one step

after another.

Created: Mar 12, 2011


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