The poison apple provides ample rest
for Snow’s strength to return
and certain vision to coalesce.
The prince’s kiss, electrifies; yet
what seals the deal is
her awakened personal power.
From glass case made for her slumber
she rises and strides to the cottage
alight with wattage disallowed before her nap.
Trailing her; seven skipping dwarfs
their gentle maid is back!
one brow knit prince
why does he not lead this pack?
and… a new order of the day
her business case will soon be made!
After sumptuous sup’ prepared by Doc
all gather round the board to talk of Snow’s broad new vision –
deep distress over climate calls her to make haste!
She builds her case: no more mining in their future,
out of the forest they’ll move to the plains
build a wind farm, ‘Heigh, ho’, above the winged things
Venture capital, in princely sums, their dinner guest supplies.
Guided by Ms. White, minority CEO,
SW7, their newly founded enterprise provides
clean green energy for a conscious kingdom,
one day, a queen…
but that’s still unforeseen.
Written By: Claire Heinzelman
About the Author: Claire Heinzelman is enjoying retirement from serial careers of (reverse order) music education, advocacy training for families of children with special needs and corporate finance. To the untrained eye, this progression may not make sense; nonetheless, each chapter has provided a different lens through which to observe life and attempt to capture it on the page.