Margie’s Barbie

An Obviously Serious Poem

Zach J. Payne
Apr 11, 2024


Photo by shark ovski on Unsplash

after Margie Pearl

Our Barbie swam in acetone
and died a million deaths;
her face, once here, is scary gone–
she never took a breath.

We ripped her seams and painted eyes
a multitude of hues;
and threw her hard against the wall:
no, she could never bruise.