Fall 1993 • Vol. XV No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 1993 |

Las Rubias

1. dear modern womens magazine the ads say you can be a breck model too but I know thats not true at least not unless they bleach my skin to white and lighten up my curls a bit and thats the rub isnt it because they are curls not folding underneath my chin straight hair but kinky curls that like to sneak into my ears and another thing those mother-daughter shampoo ads daughter smiling with straight ahead blue eyes naturally and mother smiling down at daughter except my mom and I would have to rouge our cheeks like heck to pink them that cashmere shade you use in your ads yours very truly 2. I dreamt they queened me for the county fair. There I stood, tiara hooked to my head, waving fake nails at the crowd, my bra straps pinned to the facing of my sweetheart neckline, and all I could thinkwere the straps digging into my shoulders, about my gym coach squeezing my shoulders shaking me awake. I could sign for Indian princess, not the queen, she said, too short, but I knew th

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