Poetry: Shower-In-A-Can

by Alison O’Connor

PSSSSSSSS
Her brand
Sprayed over her hair
By Nurse’s Station
Head nurse gagging
From the remnants
Of the baby powder solvent
Long after the perpetrator
Of the pollution left
For morning vitals.


Alison O’Connor is a fourth year undergraduate at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in The North Chicago Review. She was a featured as a “promising young poet” at the Poetry Foundation. Alison performs her poetry at numerous open mics and venues across the Chicago area, from The Green Mill to The Glencoe Public Library.