By SANDY ROCHELLE
It is true that the glass slipper
Is not suited to my temperamental feet
And the Prince is a bit of a heretic
But the pumpkin carriage warms my soul
And the midnight chimes my heart.
The familial clock conspires with the air to erase
All that has been and gone before
With a King crowned replacing the fragile Prince
Whose soul has been magnified to embrace
The heart of a King.
Sandy Rochelle is a widely published poet, a featured artist in the film Bohemia, The Life of a New York City Poet, a member of the Acting Company of Lincoln Center, host of the President's Award-winning television series On Our Own, and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the Spoken Word category.