Magical Girl Transformation(s)
First I was Sally the Witch. When I wanted to
change, I tipped my fingers above my head
and spun around in a sparkling tornado
I could do anything, but I just wanted to fit in
In Secret Akko-chan, a magic compact
let me powder my nose and transform
I could morph into whatever I wanted
a princess, a queen, a goddess—usually
with a makeover for nabbing baddies!
In Hana no Ko Lunlun, my magic necklace
used flower power to upgrade my outfit
into the perfect ensemble for my busy life
if I needed a beautiful gown for the ball
or a smart suit for serious play—Ta Da!
In Marvelous Melmo, my magic candy bottle
let me transmute from a girl to a baby
to a woman back to a fetus in the womb
that could become an animal. Crazy, right?!
In Miracle Girl Limit-chan, I almost died
but my scientist father saved me
by turning me into a cool half cyborg
if I twisted my chest pendant and shouted
“change face!” I could instantly become
a superhero, a princess, or even an angel!
As Cute Honey I used my enchanted
jewelry and a catchy activation phrase
to fly into the sky, where my clothes
all got torn off and I floated naked
then went back down. My new outfits
helped me kill the monster of the week
As Magical Princess Minky Momo, I
used my Minky stick (a kind of candy cane
with a spinning star) to full-on
ribbon phase into a sexy adult
to save the kingdom with good deeds
As Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel
the aliens gave me the power to wink
from a kid into a teenager. Wow!
I used my gift to shift myself into
a popular singer and win my crush!
Then I could be a little girl again
Now I am Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
to transform I cry out “Moon Prism
power, Make Up!”, “Moon Crystal Power,
Make Up!”, or “Moon Cosmic Power,
Make Up!” I swirl round the cosmos
fitting into my sailor girl outfit
then I get real busy beating off evil!
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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 55 | Spring/Summer 2020