1994 Vintage Sindy-Space 4x4 Camper Home Jeep Mountain Fun. Original Box.
by the Sindy camper van
I received for Christmas
I looked it up online
out of nostalgia, and the moment I saw it I was seven again.
The smell of the plastic, the colour of salmon.
Turquoise seats, purple trim
like a nineties tracksuit.
The mint-condition example on eBay
came with all of the plastic accessories.
A tiny plastic dining-set,
frying pan and spatula
boombox, tennis racquets
A pair of little dumbbells,
‘cause Sindy is always living her best life.
The frying pan has a decal with eggs on it.
My doll had many mini-breaks,
parked up behind the settee
enjoying a nice glass of OJ
in the aurora cast by the evening news
Thinking plastic thoughts
whilst her plastic horse looked on.
He is a majestic beast.
He has a love heart branded on his rump
which I drew in pink felt-pen
when I could not imagine a creature
I needed to express my undying love
and my ownership.
Twenty-five years later I'm haunted
by the thought of Sindy, her camper-van
her accessories, her horse -
her beautiful horse -
The horse's silver mane
still shines bright
long after my atoms are dispersed
his still cling together.
An eternity of slow corruption
the love heart on his bottom a betrayal