24 October 2010

Rumpelstiltskin

Each night he shut me into the room,
he wanted gold from me.
He wanted me to spin a web about it
about what he did.
I had to pretend that I enjoyed it,
that I would have done it
even if I had the choice,
that this cold damp room was
our haven from the world.
Of course I wanted to know his name,
but it was not for revenge,
how could he think that now?
No revenge because he took pity on me
and let me out
when I was gravid.
I want to know his name
so that my child will have one.

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