Denise Duhamel Poems
|4.||Delta Flight 659||12/23/2011|
|5.||Sex With A Famous Poet||12/23/2011|
|14.||On Being Born The Same Exact Day Of The Same Exact Year As Boy George||1/13/2003|
|15.||Snow White's Acne||1/13/2003|
In the 5th century B.C.
an Indian philosopher
Gautama teaches 'All is emptiness'
and 'There is no self.'
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man
with such a belly could pose,
smiling, and without a shirt.
They decide to exchange heads.
Barbie squeezes the small opening under her chin
over Ken's bulging neck socket. His wide jaw line jostles
atop his girlfriend's body, loosely,
like one of those novelty dogs
destined to gaze from the back windows of cars.
The two dolls chase each other around the orange Country Camper
unsure what they'll do when they're within touching distance.
Ken wants to feel Barbie's toes between his lips,