Today's poem is "Fairy Tale" by Ron Padgett from You Never Know from You Never Know. It doesn't reference a specific fairy tale, but it is impish and earns its name.
As always, this is copyrighted and shouldn't be copied and pasted and is offered as an image from the book to discourage such. I am offering as promotion of Padgett's book and work which is linked here. And now for the poem: