Reprint: You Can't Go Back To Narnia

What really happened to Susan Pevensie?

Originally published on Patreon and Annika Obscura in 2018

Even Susan
Bearer of the horn
Savior of Narnia 
Could not go back

She grew taller and she
Met a spy and they
Fell in love
Susan and this spy

And Susan wore lipstick
And sent her lover
Love letters in code
But Aslan found out

And he was jealous

Susan was his own
Precious discovery
And once a queen in Narnia
Always a queen in Narnia

But gentle Susan
Timid and afraid
Learned that she had
Always been brave

Susan’s lover sent her nylons
And French perfumes
And, once,
A whole coat, worth 18 coupons

Susan had nothing to send but letters
“Dear Beryl,” she wrote,
“Last night I dreamed
I went to Narnia again.

“I dreamed that I held
Once again
My arrows and bow
And my aim was true.

“I dreamed of a feast
And the end of wartime
I dreamed I could hold
You close to me without fear.”

Aslan visited
Susan in her dreams
And told her she must
Choose: Narnia or Beryl

Susan chose.

And Aslan, angry
Rewrote the story
But Susan is her own
Savior now.