Monday, March 21, 2011

The Barbie Cycle 7


Time    stands still
                        for style icons.   Take
                                    turning 50 this year
Back in the day                       Ken
            lush blond locks

                        My guess
Ken works out
            He is wise                    strong
melt factor
he slips away

Gone are the days
he doesn’t want to look like a loser

Ken is gay                   a handbag                    draws a blank

Is that why Barbie dropped him?
            because Ken started    relaxing            his prostate
her pink                       the pink           the pink            the pink

Ken has developed a taste

Found poem, after an article in The Age, January 2011


Kathleen Jones said...

Thanks for making me smile, Isabel! And thanks for visiting my blog. Really impressed by your translations.

Penal-Colony said...

Any money Ken also has all the latest gadgets, an ipad, an iphone, a surround-sound, holographic Wii and of course a reconstituted or reconstructed prostrate. Ha! No wonder Barbie dropped him.

Very enjoyable poem.

Isabel Doyle said...

Hi Kathleen & John
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my poems. I am pleased you enjoyed Ken - I have so much fun writing the Barbie poems.

Ella said...

Fun post; I enjoyed