Barbie Chang Got Her Hair Done

by Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang

Barbie Chang got her hair done for
the school auction

she was afraid sick of the Circle since
she heard of their

shopping for matching dresses so out
of the nest she flew

into the auction thinking she could
outmaneuver her

loneliness thinking she could overcome
being classified thinking

she could be an agent of her own
classification in came

the Circle dunk tossing coins at baskets
one in pink one in

green one in orange one in purple
matching floral

barrettes glowing like a rainbow that
seemed low enough

to reach to touch Barbie Chang would
never admit it but

she still wanted the rainbow to rain on
her to wear bows in her

hair that meant she belonged somewhere
else she owed it to

her children to make friends to blend
into the dead end

Barbie Chang

Last updated February 19, 2023