VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
I saw a woman in her 90’s fall more slide really off of her chair
She looked like an overgrown child or my Chatty Cathy Doll
Skirt hiked up Ankle socks on splayed legs She was left where
she lay for 30+ minutes People scurried around her as the
elderly pointed to their fallen comrade
When she was hauled up by 5 nurses one wearing a t-shirt that
read: WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS festivities resumed She
was unscathed I wanted to bolt but the clicking + swelling in my
left knee kept me leadenly affixed to my chair There fanning my
old mother who was shouting: It’s a hundred and ten degrees!
Give us some fucking water!
Chatty Cathy Doll Circa 1965