for Maisie Lockwood, Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom
Child abuse survivors hurt long after
their childhood is extinct. Epiphanies
you swallow, stadium seating, raptors
shrieking as you spill small snowcap candies
in your lap realizing little girl
is like triceratops, you, genetic
shenanigans brought into this new world
without any intimacy, ethics
just because they could — and to do with what
they would. 40-something and you want to
scream for the ten year old on the screen, that
you know what it means to be brand new, used
before you know there’s such a thing as love.
Do the dehumanized ever evolve?
Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Best of the Net & Rhysling nominated sonnet stalker. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry including Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Crow Carriage (The Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter: Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), The Meadow (APEP Publications) and Golden Ticket forthcoming from Roaring Junior Press. She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series. Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie) and her website kristingarth.com