The Sensibilities of Men
by Jennifer K. Luther
from the poetry contest of Writers’ Journal
Romeo would have eventually explained to Juliet that
they were young when they met.
He needs to explore his options and find himself.
You cannot adequately experience life if you commit
when you are fourteen.
Snow White’s man would later clarify that the draw
had been necrophilia.
She had become far too animated for him.
However, they could try coma-inducing drugs if she is
desperate to hold on.
Cinderella’s uncomfortable shoe would eventually
shatter against the wall.
Someone forgot about compatiability of personality at
the four-hour gala.
His mother considers her “white trash,” and he wishes
He had married a princess.
Esmerelda never tamed and was sent back to the
She was not “military-wife” material.
Prince Erik would resent Ariel’s fish past.
He ponders the possibility of having tuna for children.
The Beast would have declared that she was great
while he sported the hair.
But look at him now; so handsome, so chisled.
He must be shared.
Sleeping Beauty was 100 years older than her
No man can overlook that age difference.
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, why did you cut your hair?
Your comfort does not incite his libido.
The pounds of drag and the extra conditioner were a
small load to bear, a labor of love.
The miller’s daughter lied about spinning the gold.
She risked having his son taken by a dancing gnome.
The deceitful, common, peasant witch; her head came
off without a hitch.
Women learn that “happily ever after” lasts as long as
it takes to close the book.