Gingerbread House Lit Mag

A Spinning Wheel’s Revenge

You burned all of my brothers.
Now I’ll return the favor
and take your precious little girl,
stupid enough to touch my spindle.

I’ll return the favor
because I’m the only one left and she
is stupid enough to touch my spindle.
I’m Maleficent’s prize

because I’m the only one left and you
are standing in her way.
I’m Maleficent’s prize;
the fairest and sharpest of them all.

Nothing stands in my way
of taking your precious little girl.
I’m the fairest and sharpest of them all
because you burned all of my brothers.

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is a Washington resident. Her work has appeared in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts.

Artwork:  Frank Cadogan Cowper, “Margaret Alone at her spinning wheel,” 1907, public domain.

This entry was published on April 30, 2016 at 12:04 am and is filed under Archive, GH.18 (April 2016), Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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