Prince Charming Sleeps with the Fishes by Robert Borski
About to plant his kiss,
he sees neither the thorn-hook
in Sleeping Beauty’s mouth,
nor the line snaking back
through the briars
to the ever patient dragon.
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Robert Borski's writing has appeared in Analog, Asimov's, F&SF, and Strange Horizons. He's also written two volumes of poetry, Blood Wallah and Carpe Noctem. Now gainfully retired at the age of 70, he continues to live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin (USA).