Power Wheels® Barbie® Cadillac Escalade 

with a real FM radio
and sound-boosting rear speakers.
See-through windows,
chrome wheels and grill,
doors that open and close, and more!
Two speeds forward, plus reverse
on hard surfaces and grass. 

Twenty thousand miles
on the odometer and an engine
that’s always halfway between hot and cold.
But those are just fictions, stickers
on the plastic dash, like the fuel gauge
that never displays Empty.
This hybrid model is part fact, part myth.

Now it’s parked in the yard,
diagonal to the drive, with
a For Sale sign taped on the plastic
windshield.  See the phone number?
Call for details.
Asking a hundred and fifty
or best offer.

- Andrew Rihn