after Britney Spears’ conservatorship testimony, June 23rd, 2021
I hear Britney testify on shoddy
audio steam, link I collect at someone’s
Twitter called cumtrail for details, ugly
truths, ruthless father’s lawyers she funds
in a Los Angeles courtroom. I focus
on her interrupting voice describe the
IUD forced inside her uterus
like the rest of her “precious body”
compelled to twerk, tour bitch or face an
involuntary commitment. Daddy
will never let you go. I understand
that part though I never meant money
to mine. I aged out of his control.
Never had a torturer on payroll.
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 23 books of poetry including Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press) and Atheist Barbie (Maverick Duck 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