Recipe for 21st Century Women
3 shots Botox to erase the markings of divorce, disappointment,
the day your dog ran away.
One needle full of Restylane in lips,
pouty and puffy like the girl-child you never were,
or the abused wife you refused to become.
2 bags of Jelly: remove skin and muscle from breast bone,
slide jelly rolls in.
Take turkey baster, remove all visible fat.
Pluck, shave or laser all hair not on head.
Shake until all signs of dimpling disappear.
Place in a warm spot until doubled in size.
Punch, knead, wait for it to rise.
Punch it down again, and when it rises this time,
Bake until the skin turns golden brown.
Remove from oven,
Maria Garcia Tabor