By Ashley O’Hare
Happily ever after?
When does the story end?
Does life continue
after the fable is told?
Is anybody fulfilled
with a pile of silver and gold?
Are we destined to learn
only one moral?
Ending on a high note
is divine in theory.
Storytelling makes it easy.
Ink cannot have a change of heart.
Fictional characters have no fatal flaws.
Their stories are concrete-
each detail permanently pressed on sheets.
What if that suddenly changed?
If on the final page
Prince Charming was now deranged?
“And they lived happily ever after”
“Find out the damage in the next chapter?”