My Favorite Fairy Tale
Once upon a time, in a land far away,
a beautiful, independent, self assured
princess happened upon a frog as she sat,
contemplating ecological issues
on the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess’ lap
and said: "Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however, and I will
turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry
and setup housekeeping in yonder castle
with my mother,
where you can prepare my meals,
clean my clothes, bear my children,
and forever feel grateful and happy doing
so." That night, as the princess dined sumptuously
on a repast of lightly sauteed froglegs
seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled to herself and thought:
"I don’t fucking think so."