In a time long long ago
in a land far far away
fairytales still lived.
And a little girl believed
in dragons and in magic and in… love.
Times have changed.
Rivers carried years to the sea
and stars were born and turned to dust.
Dragons died, fairies flew away.
Princes now wear shields
just to hide behind them.
Heroes are too tired to save anyone.
Magic has vanished.
And the girl?
She’s a woman
who reads sad love poems,
and pretends she never believed anyway.
Alenka H., 2023