Saturday, 19 January 2019

Baby Aimee

by Oonah V Joslin

with real-feel skin
life-like, genuine
guaranteed to please
and fully pose-able

she's yours to buy
to hold close. Cherish
every chubby inch of her.

Perfect she
doesn't cry or pee; she
doesn't breathe or grow
and cannot die.

So real, surreal, unreal
she really unsettles me.
Or would it be

the market’s need for her?

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Oonah V Joslin is poetry editor at The Linnet’s Wings. She has won prizes for both poetry and micro-fiction. Her book Three Pounds of Cells ISBN: 13: 978-1535486491 is available online from Linnet’s Wings Press and you can see and hear Oonah read in this National Trust video. The first part of her novella A Genie in a Jam is serialised at Bewildering Stories, along with a large body of her work (see Bibliography). You can follow Oonah on Facebook or at Parallel Oonahverse

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