If You Were a Fairy Tale
You would glide through the forest.
With each step you took,
chrysanthemums and lilacs
would blossom at your feet.
Finches and sparrows would flock
to your jade flower crown
to seek condolence.
You would stroke them and softly whisper.
Your luminescent face
would provide a guiding light
for all the creatures that followed you.
You would create the ebony path
to a rushing waterfall—
salmon and mackerel jumping to greet you.
You would remove your golden sandals
and dip your feet in a shallow pool of water.
You would perch on a bed of emerald moss
and gaze into the endless cobalt sky.
But this could never happen.
For every fairy tale must have a flaw,
And even if it might not seem like it,
everything about you is perfect.
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