pointedly pointless

another coin
tossed
into the wishing well
another wasted
quarter
another unheard
plea

shackled to the dream
of belief
of hope
of tattered rags
spun into formal wear
the mice turned into horses
to pull the pumpkin coach

cinderella worked her hands
to the bone
to die penniless
while her step sisters
married into nobility
no amount of magic
changes perception

her fairy godmother
turns tricks for heroin
in the alleyway
behind the palace
addicted to the need
to feel anything
even if it is numb

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