Broke Down Motel of Falsified ID’s

after Neon Demon

He is a keeper, Lolitas and keys, broke down 

motel of falsified ID’s.  Children 

professionals teach to seduce.  Small town 

pageant princesses fleeing abuse spend 

their days in body paint maybe meant for 

a porn, then dinners with directors where 

a twenty something’s scorned before 

they lay down pretty heads into his care.

He does not need a key to penetrate 

their nightmares.  Pairs them together with thin 

common walls. Neighbors’ fate reverberates 

through them all.  Runaways make it in 

to this city long legs their skeleton keys.

He is the last keeper some doe eyes see.


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 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

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