Kiss me, my darling,
For the clock is ticking.
Midnight is coming
And when the bell tolls,
My glass slippers will become ratty sneakers
My ball gown will become faded jeans
My pumpkin carriage will become a beat up car.
Kiss me, my dearest,
And kick start a different transformation.
Turn me from a girl into a woman,
Change my flavor from sweet to sour.
As night becomes day,
And fifteen becomes sixteen.
Regina Jade is an Asian American writer and poet. Her recent work appears in Kaleidoscope – A Queer Anthology from Cloaked Press and Prismatic Dreams from All Worlds Wayfarer.