Title: Shopping List for My Newborn Girl
Notes: Fifth Estate #396, Summer, 2016
SKU: FE-0396-00006680-0030-00007145






Blusher, Shadow

Liner; Stick-on lashes

Anti-perspirant; Perfume

Body spray, Deodorant; Facelift

Tummy tuck, Magic knickers;

Padded bra, Corset

Silicone implants;

Waxed legs

Shaved armpits

Plucked eyebrows

A Brazilian; Detox, Diet

Diet, Diet; Teeth whitening

Anal bleaching, Liposuction;

Colonic irrigation, Pedicure

Manicure; Laser hair removal;

Cosmetic gynecology

How long should

We leave it

Before telling her

She mustn’t

Be perfect

After all?

Jessamine O’Connor lives in the west of Ireland, where she is the self appointed dictator of The Hermit Collective, and The Wrong Side Of The Tracks Writer’s Group. She is Featured Poet International for Muse-Pie Press, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her three poetry chapbooks, Hellsteeth, A Skyful Of Kites, and Snowbird, are available from jessamineoconnor.com and hermitcollective.weebly.com.