Baba Yaga’s Iron Teeth

Baba YagaBaba Yaga’s iron teeth
Gnash at everything beneath
Baba Yaga hates a thief–

So why’d we steal her truth?

For Baba Yaga’s just a tale;
Reality, in in truth, prevails
Try to find her, you will fail
And be called
mad, forsooth.

Crueler than a Fairy’s deal:
Take something. Make it unreal
And then proclaim (like a great reveal)
“This thing was never so!”

Baba Yaga’s pantheon
Like all old Gods, is figured gone
Until one day will come a dawn
When iron teeth re-grow…

And on that day, the ones we’ve driven
Out of tales; whose world’s we’ve riven
Into chunks of childish fancy
Will return through some Necromancy
And bid sardonic hello.

(And thus, this lesson learn, if interested:
Show tales respect…or be digested.)

-Jeff Mach


(Baba Yaga image courtesy of Pixabay.)

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.