All alone, sitting by the fireplace,

dreamful Cinderella stares at the portrait

of her Prince Charming.

She sighs and throbs

imagining to be with him,

that portrait is so evocative!

Mice and birds can’t fill up the void

only her prince could, but he’s miles away.

She’s thrilled and delighted

looking at his face.

“Oh, if I catch you!”

silently she says.