This story is paired with “Cinderella” 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.
You will gasp like a flue,
teach your toes how
to stutter, wear my hands
like an evening gown.
I will break you like a spell, treat
your mouth like a glass slipper,
leave curdled forgiveness
in your stomach.
Bradley is the author of the graphic poetry collection The Bones of Us (YesYes Books, 2014), with art by Adam Scott Mazer. He lives at iheartfailure.net.