Barbie in Reverse 

Kuma Raj Subedi

In a pink dream world
when everyone sleeps
a self-proclaimed full-size barbie
dreams of becoming a mother.
Her man does it all for her-
washes  her clothes,
massages her to tone up her skin,
serves  food on the table,
does the dishes
watches as she feeds the baby formula
–as breastfeeding might harm a slim body—
and washing might crack delicate skin.

She needs massage to send her to sleep,
without him she wouldn’t eat.
When she wakes up,
she sees a muscular man
riding an Andalusian stallion
and succumbs to the majestic grandeur.