|I’ve taken away your magic boots,
your enchanted sword,
your ring of invisibility.
I’ve taken away your talking cat,
Look, down in the crumbly depths
Samantha Henderson lives in Southern California with assorted fauna. Her poetry has appeared in such venues as Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Star*Line, Abyss and Apex, Lone Star Stories and The Sword Review.
The inspiration for this poem? Fairy tales. Blood. Grandparents. Voyages.