September 2013

Flatsy Dolls are Made of Soft Vinyl

            with wires
tunneling through the skin
bent in more degrees
than possible
with bones
            posing on a shelf
            in her picnic outfit
my flatsy covers another
            flat hand
with her own

each flatsy comes in a frame
with a flat bed
or a flat wagon
            my flatsy backstrokes
            down the dresser

i fold and unfold her
while she waltzes
            with my thumb
i draw a small pair
            of eggs
for her in the morning