by: J Bradley
A whimsical pairing of love poems, each one inspired by a timeless fairy tale…
A Love Poem As Written by: The Terminator
When you cannot find the right words,
trust in fear. Trust in a looming threat.
Trust in close calls and flesh wounds.
Trust fire, vacant hotel rooms.
Do not treat your body, her body
as a shield, as currency.
Show her how each moment
you’re together is a victory.
A Love Poem As Written by: The Brothers Grimm
A tower, a set of wolf’s teeth,
a spindle, a glass slipper,
an apple, a glass coffin:
ignore our warnings. Ignore
love as cautionary tale,
how we never show fights
over laundry or budgets.
To save your love,
slay the monster of you.