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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Barbie’s Little Sister by Ellie Schoenfeld

Barbie’s little sister,
Aurora
got sent away to reform school
when she was thirteen.
Mattel brought her back complete
with wheat germ, a VW love bus
and a recipe for sesame dream bars.
But she never caught on.
Didn’t go for the vanity
table or the bubble head.
Thought Barbie was repressed
and Ken was a nerd
so she hit the road
with his cousin.
They went to demonstrations
wore love beads
and got matching tattoos.
Finally, Mattel stopped marketing her.
Didn’t think she’d make
a good role model.

From: http://archives.evergreen.edu/webpages/curricular/2007-2008/fashioningthebody/ellie-schoenfelds-barbie-poems/index.html

Date: c1990

By: Ellie Schoenfeld (19??- )

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