"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Wish to Be Barbie


I wished to be Barbie
with her perfect face
and her perfect skin
until I looked in the mirror
and saw that expression
had been carved from my face,
and I was left with a plastic
immovable grin.

©Susie Clevenger 2011

5 comments :

Kalyan said...

nicely crafted lines...lovely words!

Ed Pilolla said...

ahhh. this is slightly unnerving:) but well done for sure.

The Unknowngnome said...

The usage of "carved" captures the whole process. Nice.

JaLpArI - tHe MeRmAiD said...

not always...
not always susie...

Poetry and Icecream said...

Love the last line :)

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