Barbie & Ken

Joan Goldberg


my favorite red

sweater I pull one pile

waiting for Randy to play 

Barbie ashen hair pony tailed 

steps into the car

Ken plastic and stiff

his legs split, get pants

there was Randy's father,

hovering the room like

hard war



Joan Rene Goldberg resides in St. Augustine, Florida. Her poems can be read in various e-zines and in print publication; her most recent publications appeared in the January 2009 issues of Millers Pond and Literary Mama. She is preparing to teach college English in the fall.