Barbie reinvented herself. Times and tastes
have changed. To remain a star, she shaved
one side of her hair, dyed
the other side blue, pierced a few things, lied
about her age, and landed the lead
on the hottest new reality show. Ironically,
she quickly discovered she was the least
plastic member of the cast. She bought
some hooker heels and new implants to catch up.
What helped her most was her lack of internal
organs. She could drink to excess,
without network worry regarding medical
liability. Plus she was poseable, she stayed
put, planted, firmly in place till they needed her
to shake up the mix reel.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has published 27 collections and chapbooks of poetry. In addition, she has published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. She is currently the editor for Kind of a Hurricane Press literary journals ( www.kindofahurricanepress.com ).