This tooth fairy tale isn’t soft
It is salty
with a girl’s blood, sharpened
by a choker made of her teeth.
in this fairy tale, a girl must give up
her bite and her Self
(in exchange for fairy wings).
Some say, “But
isn’t it worth it? It’s just
a little blood and teeth.”
think, No, it isn’t just
“Is that all there is?”, by Shelle Kennedy
In my head, her expression mirrors that of the speaker thinking the last line.
- inspired by this Magical Mystical Teacher’s poem: “fingers framed by light / clutching an old rosary / carved of human bone”. I kept wondering about the bones that made the rosary. Were they finger bones? Maybe toe bones? My beloved muse decided they were tooth fairy teeth. And who am I to argue? *cough… cough* .
- for Poets and Storytellers United (Weekly Scribblings #42: About Those Bones…).