Sleeping Beauty Rents
Snow White’s Crystal Bier:
“This could be an eternity,”
thinks Sleeping beauty, making the rounds
of clubs and bars
“This round of clubs and bars
Will endure an eternity.”
Sleeping Beauty sighs deeply
Into a cel-phone, entering a taxi.
With the amount of Beauty’s drinking
(The rounds of drinks that go
w/ the rounds of bars) Then there are the Beauty Drugs.
Keeping a large male Beauty asleep these days
not the easily pricked.
Finger on a spindle, “Poison apple,
Dearie,” trick that once
Could enthrall a Beauty to sleep. Now, a mass of costly
And possibly illegal analgesics, designer and other pharmaceuticals
Prime the Beauteous Sleeper into:
The Mystical Moment of Surrender:
The Life not Life – the waking that is Sleeping – Beauty is asleep,
i.e. a life asleep is capable of Beauty. A Beautiful life cannot be
A Waking life. Sleep, my Love, The Beauty Sleep of your life.
Why waken–sordid, soiled,
Catastrophic, in a Life that is
“Empty,” you said?
Empty of What:
The Kiss is the final Drug; let us call it
“DETOX” – As seen on T.V.!!!
It wakes you, no?
So, this Fairy Tale is good for a spin.
If we write out the Prince, and living happily ever after
In Snow White’s rented Glass Sepulchre.
April 26, 2005