The Fairy Came When I Was Born

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inspirations: Sleeping Beauty; Rapunzel; Sylvia Plath’s “The Disquieting Muses”

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every morning I dismantle it
every night it grows back up
around me like a hedge of thorns
a head of hair
the fairy came when I was born

it’s impossible to dance
imprisoned in a suit of armor
or an insect’s carapace
a beetle shell
unwork the curse until it sticks

when I break the spell I’ll climb down
from the tower where I wake and sleep
I’ll make my way through the vast
labyrinth that surrounds the keep
permeable I will feel
the cool air on my naked skin
until then this protection
keeps the beasts out and it keeps me in

in a dream I dream I am
a bird or I have wings to fly
and I can fly over all this
and somebody
will wake me from it with a kiss

drawn the latch and shot the bolt
I know the only rescue comes
from deep within safe rooms like mine
the secret: this
door unlocks only from inside

when I break the spell I’ll climb down
from the tower where I wake and sleep
I’ll make my way through the vast
labyrinth that surrounds the keep
permeable I will feel
the cool air on my naked skin
until then this protection
keeps the beasts out and it keeps me in

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from February Songs (demos, 2013), released June 18, 2013

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy love songs have won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's third album, Burning City, releases November 24, 2013. ... more

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