endowed with nine tails, she shapes
her world. shape-shifting powers
ignite fires in arms of suitors
a dream manifests
past and future
illusion of the grandeur
here and now
moment for the enchantress
witty and foxy she plays not
in the sun but courts the night
and forever young
she will be.
Prompt, “Write a poem inspired by Japanese myth and lore” for Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month Challenge.