This story is paired with “Snow White” from Children’s and Household Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. For best experience, download the LithoReader for your iPhone or iPad and get NonBinary Review for free.
the fox: who flinched at her soprano
the fawn: whose eyelashes outgrew her own
the finch: whose claws pricked her index finger
the sparrow: who nested on the branch of her ribcage
the squirrel: who hid acorns in the cavern of her mouth
the snake: who knew the power of an apple yet did not speak
Donna Vorreyer’s full-length poetry collection, A House of Many Windows, is available from Sundress Publications. Her work has appeared in many journals including Rhino, Linebreak, Cider Press Review, Stirring, Sweet, wicked alice, and Weave. Her fifth chapbook, We Build Houses of Our Bodies was released from Dancing Girl Press.
The Animals Snow White Banished After Becoming A Princess was originally published in Wicked Alice, 2012