Rapunzel

Is a secret the same as a lie?
Holding back, keeping
To yourself, not letting
Anyone in.
At what point does protection
Become isolation
And in building those walls
You become
More vulnerable.

Rapunzel’s parents seek to
Protect her in her tower, but
She is not only alone, but
Lonely.
So along comes the Prince to
“Save her”

Is she any more free when
The fairy tale ends?
What does he expect of her?

What does Rapunzel know
Of Love or Life?
Will she know when her Prince is
Keeping a secret?
Or lying?
What does she know of
Human duplicity?

The tower built to
Protect her
Instead held her captive,
So she could never learn
How to talk
How to love
Who to trust.