Snapshots, a prose poem by Tiffany Midge (Me, as a Child Poetry Series)

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Snapshots
by Tiffany Midge

I. April, 1969 “…they are fighting again.” ~ Walter Cronkite

They are fighting again. My plastic, green soldiers are marching across the dense shag carpet capturing POW Fisher Price animals and GI Joe action figures. They are fighting again. Barbie and Skipper are taken hostage by Ken and drowned in the bathtub. They are fighting again. My Black baby doll Tamu is tortured by the Velveteen Rabbit, her talking string gets stuck on one lonely phrase, sock it to me baby, sock it to me baby, sock it to me baby. They are fighting again. My Etch-a-Sketch draws a picture of military intelligentsia popping war buttons and planning strategic defenses. They are fighting again. The Brothers Grimm are cutting fillets of Hans Christian Andersen’s little mermaid and choking the princess on her pea. They are fighting again. Betty and Veronica turn Jughead’s and Archie’s top…

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