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Give Me A Poison Apple, So I May Sleep Forever

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This is not a fairy tale

If it was
I would be the knight in shining armour
And you would be the damsel in distress
(Did you know that damsel can be used
For both males and females?)
Or you would be the knight and shining armour
And I would be the damsel in distress

But this isn’t a fairy tale

Because at times I am both
And at times you are both

And I have never heard of a fairy tale
Where one character has taken on both roles

So this is not a fairy tale

Even though we stalk the streets of this city
As though they were the woods of a dark forest
Even though we take on our enemies
Like we were battling dragons

This is not a fairy tale

Because I am yours
And you are mine

But not in the same way

Because I love you
And you love me

But not in the same way

This is not a fairy tale

Because I thought
We’d be together forever

But then you found yourself a princess

This is not a fairy tale

And what I mean by that is
This is not my fairy tale

Because you have you princess
And I used to have you
But not in the same way you now have her
Not in the way I wanted

And now I’m left staring
At the empty spaces you used to fill

Wondering where
My damsel in distress
My knight in shining armour
My happily ever after
Has gone

This is not a fairy tale

Because on fairy tales
Only the villain
Doesn’t get a happy ending

So what about me, then?

When you love her
The way you never loved me
When you touch her and hold her and kiss her
The way you never touched or held or kissed me

When you went to build a life with her
By leaving the one you had with me behind

Where is my happy ending
Without you?

This is not a fairy tale

Even though all I want to do
Is bite into a poisoned apple
And sleep for eternity
Rater than live
Without you

This is not a fairy tale

This is your romantic novel
And my tragic play