Cinderella Reconsiders

by Rene Foran

take it back
take back all the falderal
and fiddle dee dee
take back the mad murmuring
of ten minutes ago
this glass slipper
shines like the stars
as it sails high
into some kind of
wonderful midnight
catching a thousand crazy
diamond dog dreams before
landing violently, shattering
quite rightly into millions
of impossibly everlasting
plastic snowflakes 
drifting down
The Spanish Steps
scudding and scurrying
like white mice
into right angles resting
eyes twinkling
ready to pierce soles unguarded
until sweeping arms
ferret them out of little corners
and into dreams