Barbie Chang Loves Evites

by Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang

Barbie Chang loves Evites Paperless
Party Posts that host her

ego patch her holes she puts barrettes
on her heart so other

people will see her will hear her her
heart is made of hay is

disturbingly small held in it cage she
is never late when invited

always ready for mimesis ready to put
on her costume to

drink mimosas her heart smells like
moth balls jumps at

every broth bell her heart growls more
each day she trims it with

a number two it’s messy work missing
her aorta by a little bit

her heart is always sort of bleeding she is
always waiting for

invitations once she heard the Circle
planning a birthday party

for a daughter she stationed herself
sipped water for days

waiting for the Evite leaving her Kindle
on as a nightlight it

glowed a blue garden on the ceiling she
let her guard down it

never made a ringing sound when you
brush a child’s hair the

mother can also feel the pain she heard
the ice skating party

was a hit little girls going in figure
eights their breath

coming out in clouds shaped like
little white hearts

Barbie Chang

Last updated February 19, 2023