LITTLE SOPHIE

LITTLE SOPHIE

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You know nothing

of ego,

and you rule your dog-world

with untainted distinction.

 

You know nothing

about bowing to

anything or anybody,

and you rule your domain

without question.

 

Obedience

was never your

calling nor fate;

yours is one of

absolute surety.

 

You defy

us humans

who operate on

compliance, ought’s, should’s,

rewards and punishments.

 

Your sharp strident bark

speaks louder

than mere words.

After all,

everyone already

knows that you

want what you want….

now.

 

Cute prissy paws,

little white ball of cotton

with big piercing eyes,

tail like a flag,

nearly fifteen

and bouncy as

a two-year old,

hold fast

to your eminence,

remain the queen

of dog-dom.

Hal Edwards

Wauconda

September 17, 2013

CINDERELLA’S SEQUEL

CINDERELLA’S SEQUEL

Disney’s Cinderella

Can you guess

what happened to

Cinderella

afterwards?

 

It may be useful

to begin where

the fairytale ends—

after she and the Prince

come back

from their

royal honeymoon.

 

Cinderella’s

loyal

survival system

now encounters

surprisingly

inevitable

and demanding

post somatic

repercussions and

adjustments.

 

“And they lived

happily ever after”

would never hold up

today.

There is more to

this fable

that has yet

to be told.

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