diana kolpak

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flights of fancy

stop me

dead in my tracks

I wish I were

belle of the ball

all shiny and new


into a perfect woman

I wish I might

find my electric prince


dance the light fantastic

glass slippers wired for sound

heart arcing

sparks flying

kisses crackling with energy

take me there

take me anywhere

I've got pumpkins

hidden beneath my skirts

in case of emergency

so let's dance

until midnight tolls

and I turn back

into flesh and blood

leaving my dreams

behind me

Walking along Danforth Avenue one day, I came across a storefront full of wonderful Nobot sculptures by Shuttlewerks : everyday objects transformed into robot characters. This lovely creature inspired the poem.

poem & photo © Diana Kolpak. All rights reserved.

Published Poems

Brain Bloom - Ligeia Magazine, Spring 2020, Issue 3