This is a response poem to Susan Daniels’ most excellent and funny poem, “No fairy tale”. Read it here first at:
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Oops – sorry! I tried to pick a rose for you, but
have you ever tried doing that wearing gauntlets?
And once inside, my visor fell, I tripped, and
with all this damn armor, well, it weighs a bloody ton.
Sorry about your door.
I’ll go fell a tree in a stroke and
make you a new one.
I’m sure that ancient rowan by your window
must be blocking your view…