Cinderella's Slipper, By Jude Tulli
|"Luna," by Edward Charles Halle, artmagick.com|
If Cinderella's slipper was a galaxy
Her gown would be the shimmering Sloan Great Wall,
Her fascinator unrivalled by any stepsister's.
She would dazzle with Oort Cloud earrings,
Woven spiral arms the perfect cinch to be her belt.
Her bracelets tinkle in time when she dances with her prince.
How she has cried supernova tears, this princess.
For she has known such depths of darkness in the heart
That when she laughs the brightness from her eyes will take your breath away.
Oh, if Cinderella's slipper is a galaxy,
Let me be a sentient speck of dust
At that grand ball!
Jude Tulli is honored to have been published before on Enchanted Conversation. He lives beneath the bright Milky Way night sky with his beloved wife Trish and a small pride of housecats.