DEAR UGLY SISTERS

Bread has been baked, veggies are chopped,
salt in the pan – kitchen’s been mopped,

skirts have been washed, hoovered the floor,
took out the bins – polished the door, 

cleared up the bathroom, cleaned up the sink,
washed all your socks – still really stink, 

ironed the laundry, folded the sheets,
serviced the car – here’s the receipt, 

dog for a walk, cat to the vet,
married a wonderful prince that I met,

leaving tonight, so good luck with the chores, 
dropping my apron and keys by the door.

FROM
CINDERELLA 

Winner of The Caterpillar Poetry Prize (2016).

If you want to hear more about the 
writing process behind this poem, 
please have a listen.
Apron and Keys