But It Did Happenhttps://i0.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/4A5A7800-AB2A-43FB-8613-95ECDDDD00DA-1-e1544231091295.jpeg?fit=1920%2C1390&ssl=119201390Kristin GarthKristin Garthhttps://barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/kristingarth-e1538975285461.jpg
and they will bring you medicine, bald spots
beige suits, the other ones, averting eyes,
grind teeth between pink cotton polka dots.
You sniff their bouquets poppies, powderized
to chase away Forget-me-nots that look like cocks
uncircumcised, hooded ghost, pre-teen hosts
with lubrication from the eyes. A shock
of pornographic memories they dose
you until tears are even upside down,
skull rain through sockets, pestilence of frogs,
another thing you swallow silent. Pound
their violence inside a man made fog.
They wait until you are anesthetized,
avoid what’s childish, peeks from dead brown eyes.
Kristin Garth is a kneesock enthusiast and a Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker. In addition to Glass, her sonnets have stalked magazines like Five:2: One, Anti-Heroin Chic, Former Cactus, Occulum, Luna Luna, Yes & many more. She has a chapbook Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), two forthcoming: Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press Jan 2019). Her full length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press).