person Kristin Garth, one poem

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart & Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker. Her poetry has stalked magazines like Glass, Yes, Five:2: One, Anti-Heroin Chic, Former Cactus, Occulum, Luna Luna, & many more. She has a chapbook Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), three forthcoming: Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018), Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press Jan 2019), and Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Lit March 2019). Her full length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press). Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie), her weekly poetry column ( and her website (


Pink Aquarium

He is wandering — Paris, road trip quips,
gas station cats, Red Bull escapades, bars,
pop stars in MAGA hats, apocalypse
epiphanies in spectral memoirs.

She’s waiting — coffee shop, laptop, wife swap
eavesdrop, rodent monarchies nibble brains,
imaginary gangbangs, lollipops
self medicating solitary pain.

He’s waded to her pink aquarium,
discarnate, penetrating, coffee breaks, with tongue
emoji, nose-against-glass delirium.
She opens in the custom of the young.

To sirens boxed, his pause feels like something.
Will he stay a while? She is wondering.



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