Kristin Garth


is where he takes a girl to let her know 
she is something he could let go.  Directs 
girlfriend unbraid your hair, before the show,
collect the dress, thong underwear. Object 
inspected in a filthy restroom, New York 
City dungeon, southern bloom they brought 
to auction for the night by some pitchforked 
emcee to whomever might rent his naughty 
special little whore who is changing him to some-
one more than just a dom who wants her pain.
He’s doing things he can’t explain, cum dumb 
beholden to bottom feeders, his food chain.
Awakening inside his bed at dawn,
her body’s here.  Her specialness is gone.

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Best of the Net & Rhysling nominated poet from Pensacola and a sonnet stalker. Her sonnets have stalked magazines like Five: 2: One, Yes, Glass, Luna Luna, Occulum, Drunk Monkeys, and other places. She is the author of eleven books of poetry including Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Press) and Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (The Hedgehog Poetry Press) and the forthcoming Flutter: Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press, 2020) and Dewy Decimals (Arkay Artists, 2020). Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie) and her website (