How Many Medical Professionals Does it Take to Undo a Deadly Kiss?

Cinderella, dressed in yella
went upstairs to kiss a fella.
Made a mistake, kissed a snake.
How many doctors did it take?


One might as well ask
how many licks it takes
to get to the center of a
tootsie roll tootsie pop
(the world may never know),

because those doctors filed
in one by one, two by two
like some kind of ark
-aic entourage of medical
genius. Then the special

-ists, the special lists of
pills and placebos that
might un
-gazebo this starry-eyed
dame. All too dense for
white picket fence, she
sure can pick ’em.

But in her defense, he was
quite charming. Alarming. Listen,

Cinderella, let me tell ya,
ain’t no ill that’s worth that fella.
For heaven’s sake, when you wake,
It’s a bibbidi-bobbidi-boo-tiful day

…to dump his sorry slithering ass.


PS: that yellow dress? Blue’s more your scene. Think jeans.


Prompted by Quickly in September, day 16.







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12 Responses to How Many Medical Professionals Does it Take to Undo a Deadly Kiss?

  1. Kir Piccini says:

    It is weird..(and so I apologize in advance) but can I live in your brain? 🙂
    Because this is fantastic and quirky and whimsical…I read it 4 times and just smiled.
    (Are you doing a book soon? Putting all your best stuff in one place for me? us? )

    • whimsygizmo says:

      c’mon in! we can do coffee. 😉
      re: book…at least a poem a day for over 5 years now…i don’t do math. how many poems is that? anyhoo, this creative chaos, no-admin-skills girl is a bit overwhelmed. 😉
      but thank you so much for the boost.

  2. It’s poems like this that make we think of quitting poetry and getting a day job! Outstanding piece!

  3. 🙂 I love this. Esp. the p.s. – and those silly doctors charging in!

  4. julespaige says:

    Are we suppose to do two today (well yesterday?) Eek then I am behind. Maybe.
    I really enjoy your twisted fairy-tale takes. Not sure when Bullwinkle and Rocky arrived, but my dad told my sister and I ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ growing up in the early 1960’s – wish he’d have written them down.

    As for collections and books – When agents fly to poets, eh. I’ve got over four decades worth of ‘bull’ and ‘stuff’ and have only managed hard copy publication of a less than half a dozen in non-paying venues. I just have fun writing. So to you – best of luck with that. And maybe me too- Well there are several issues with becoming a pro, one being that ‘they take apart and rewrite your babies until they poor things look nothing like the original. I had that happen with a few online zines too.

    More fun to share with like minded folks. Just keep doing what you do and enjoy it.

  5. Miz Quickly says:

    I like.
    (bunnies are excellent at double-dutch)

  6. Shawna says:

    I think I remember this. I may have emailed you a comment once upon a time.

    Love the last 6 lines, especially. 🙂

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