Oh how I adore objects in fairy tales,
Regardless of the fact the the tales themselves
I often could not care less about,
But the items and knicknacks and oddball tools
Which witches carry in their robes, it seems,
Are so mystical and terrible and fascinatingly magical,
In that they so lack an explanation to how they work!
Fictional feats in fantasy films and writing
Seem factual in fairness with how often an explanation
Must be given -- a spark here and an explosion there,
And now the magic is done!
But oh how I long for more stories in which,
While at the hands of an irredeemable witch,
An object's use is known but not shown onscreen or -page!
For a modern exemplary example of excellent exellence,
See the golden scissors from Over the Garden Wall,
Which aren't the scissors down your hall,
But the ones with the power to snip off the wings
Of a bluebird-cursed family,
Restoring their human state.
Does one see this happen, early or late?
No, and for the better it is, for how boring would this be
At the hands of an amateur, someone like you or me,
Who might add sparks and sizzles and implosions and more
When sufficient is the offscreen lore?