Grandmother, wow, what big teeth you have!

He stands where she stood, looking like everyday life,
a wolf in glass slippers, late for the ball,
a Little Red Herring with cats in her shawl—
you know, the poster child of harmony and strife…
It seems what all you boys and girls forgot to bring
today he has in abundance. Heraclitus
incarnate, his words should entitle us
to a playground go-round, a floral thing
more tender and magnanimous—more bees,
more clover, more flowers, honey—than we
deserve to have, you know. But fairy tales can be
a skein of ice, woven water about to freeze.
To freeze, he says. This child is but a skin.
Hold out her hands. Show me her chin-y chin chin.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

2 thoughts on “Grandmother, wow, what big teeth you have!

  1. Yes, something along those lines. I’m not really terribly happy with this one, but it seemed worth doing putting it out there anyway.

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