Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Barbie Cycle 1

Isn't Barbie an amazing phenomenon?  How those plastic idols infiltrate and mimic our lives?

Over the years I've written a few paeans about this little goddess.  Enjoy.



Barbie

we were launched in the same year, you and me:

my legs are not madly elongated: like yours
nor do my breasts proclaim the pyramids
I hope my stare is thoughtful not vapid
and bless me, my hair is more manageable.
I can grasp objects and work
my arms bend too and
I can wear flat shoes

but Barbie O Barbie
how I envy your crutch:
smooth crack- and hair- less
with only the suggestion of a declivity
behind

are you not racked by lust or guilt
eternal virgin
priestess of the impossible fuck?



Revisited in honour of Marilyn for Magpie Tales.  More dolls here

x

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Say what we all think.

anthonynorth said...

A brilliant write.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Insight and honesty!
:)

Tumblewords: said...

Well said!
The captcha: tramp

Kathy Bischoping said...

"Declivity" is such a delicious-crossed-with-proclivity word, trashily demure in the middle of the crutch/crack/rack/lust/fuck progression...fabulous!

jane.healy said...

Excellent Isabel!!