No One Told Me Barbie Could Wear Ken Clothes · Deanna D. Horton

Dad’s coming to visit.

I calculate the perfect time for a haircut.
When it’s not too cold out—
But my hair isn’t too long to behave.
I can control my hair.

K-mart had pudding, patty-melts,
Icees, and Ken clothes

Church was my family’s living room.
I learned about birth in the closet with my cat.

Ken fucked all the Barbies
Between outfits.

Where is my husband?
My Ken doll?
The preacher who fondled the nursery-school teacher?

Barbie was naked.

My cat went crazy