confirms my fears of what my elderly
neighbors think of me, typing between our
mutual trees. Brown eyes, occasionally
arising from iPhone screens for wildflowers
reconvene with gorilla glass to cast
small spells in syllables though they can’t tell
I’m creating and I never tell those passed
on rocky paths in “real life.” This pastel
phone is my artistic life where I can
rant like a four hundred year old playwright.
Hold a writing studio inside my hand.
Is Paris writing sonnets? Possible she might
be (or NFTs) as likely as a text.
There’s more to both of us than housewives suspect.
Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of 20 books of poetry including Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), and Girlarium (Fahmidan Journal). 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