Maybe This Time

Cover your eyes- the sunlight burns
and don't breathe in- you'll asphyxiate
and cover your ears- don't fall under the siren's spell.
But maybe this time
Snow White will eat the poison apple
and never wake up again.
And maybe this time
Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger
and her Prince Charming dies before he can kiss her.
And maybe this time
Cinderella loses her slipper
and later it won't fit.
And maybe this time
we'll wake up out of this nightmare
that we call life,
Kiss our house hubbies goodbye
- go to our 5 to 9 jobs-
come home and play
with our -2.5 children and
the one tiny, sleeping kitten.
Yes, maybe one day we'll wake up
and realize how silly we've been.