Posted by: David Harley | February 14, 2013

Fairy Tale 3

A day came
when the princess asked her father
to swing her by the ankles
as he had when she was tiny

He smiled
and shook his head
and now she noticed that

he never wore his armour now
there was no more black in his beard
and his hands always shook a little

That day
She started to realize
that the dragon always wins
in the end

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First published in Vertical Images 10, 1995. Copyright David Harley
Photograph: Corve Castle

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