TO FIT IN THEIR SHOES

TO FIT IN THEIR SHOES

 

Once upon a time, it isn’t easy

to please mothers.

Some of them want beauty

in a box brought up from hell.

Some

 

want you to have three

eyes, or only the one.

Some think you should have

stayed in school for a PhD

or at home with so many children

or both.

These mothers

 

want you to slave all day

for your ugly sisters.

They want you to marry the prince

instead of the woodcutter

or the princess you love.

They want you to tend the goat

and keep your hands nice.

 

They never, ever, approve

of your clothes.

To wear their crowns

you must cut off your hair.

To fit in their shoes,

you must cut off

your heels and toes.

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