I'm guessing this piece is about society and how its has changed a lot, becoming something much harsher and worse then we imagined. It is no secret, we live in a cruel world.
Great job portraying it. Normally I had when lines are broken up like that but actually in this case it actually works, it makes you think about each seperate line on thier own and how they tie in to the whole. Brilliant work.
My problem with this is that Iíve forgotten most of my childhood fairy tales. However, I intuit a description of an election Ė 2000 perhaps? Well, even if I get the referents wrong, I do like the compact structure and density of metaphors. The rhythmic beat is quick, appropriate for the fairy-tale subject matter. And youíve enticed interest in me to revisit some of those childhood tales. I enjoyed this much.