Buddhist Barbie (Redux)

by Denise Duhamel
Layout and line breaks by Mike Jewett


In the 5th centur
y B.C.
an Indian philoso
pher
Gautama teaches “
All is emptiness”

and “There is no
self.”
In the 20th centu
ry A.D.
Barbie agrees, bu
t wonders how a m
an
with such a belly
 could pose,
smiling, and with
out a shirt.


Originally published in her book Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997); reprinted with author’s permission
Read the original version of Buddhist Barbie

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