princesses made of freckles, wild nettles, vitamin C strawberry-preserve smiles, backdoor-screen dreams, pockets full of pencils and pink jellybean lip gloss, wearing summer and skinned knees these types of princesses don’t practice their lives in stone-and-mortar towers. they take dives into lake-blue unknowns, sunflower skies, break their falls on vanilla sunrises. these types of princesses only build their castles made of tarpaulin and filled with oak-tree pillars and moons that tilt into the soft iridescence of rose-gold winters. these types of princesses conquer backyards. these types of princesses catch falling stars.