The Only Thing Similar To This Is Called Sex Trafficking

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

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