Prince Charming
My armour is
corroded, crusty, dented, torn
I'm trying to rid myself of
( it was needed
it kept me alive
in working closeness to
sane (whatever that means)
but that was then … )
each piece peeled away tears
raw flesh adheres holding
with broken shredded claws on
Shining? Not so much
not prince nor night errant while
charming? Charm is a weapon
to ensnare
to entrap
to destroy
never had much to show
not sorry, and all
if that's what you were
all you'd get is me
16th April 2017, prompted by Alice Smith