The Stepmother’s* Wardrobe

after a spring
  when fashion turned to yellow
       in ever-dying shades
and Earth’s red bones
       broke through
  a tearless anorexic world
  the queen 
      with flair mis-spelled, 
chose a wardrobe
  of vibrant, silky scraps
    ballooning spinnakers
        of ripping orange
and jibs in singing blue
   out-prisming autumn
                    but smoking to black
        (a cinematic feat)
that was what she chose
             murderous splendour
                  the most beautiful of them all

At last responding to Miz Quickly’s elemental prompt “Familiars”

*Referencing Snow White

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