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LAce Posted Monday, April 13th, 2009
The Bride-Choosing
Kirsty Logan

I chose her for the way she
ate a block of cheese, the way she
baked gold rings into bread, the way she
felt a pea under a hundred mattresses.

I chose her for the way she
sang horses to sleep, the way she
spun straw into gold, the way she
searched every river to find the right bones.

I needed no directions.
Dragons, forests, witches:
a slash of my sword solved all.

But how did she know to be
fragile
and meek
and frivolous;
to cut the rind off her cheese just right?

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