Amy Eisner: On Feeding Opera to Children

At two years old, my son knows
if you’re a liar (I wrote lion), then
women will lock up your mouth
and free your pelvis, that music
tames the bears, a forester will
kill the vixen he found, and lost
children who eat charred witch
survive the ever after. He knows
that I’m the witch. And he knows
I know he knows.

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