I met a boy with the head of a hare,
waistcoat, knee breeches, powder white whiskers
that would wiggle in profile, debonair.
His white gloved hand twined in mine, through snickers
and stares, we race through wrought iron gates
of the village at dusk. They will tell tales of
the two of us, speculating our fate
his anatomy — an imagined love-
child of ignominy who might be the
gold teeny bunny with strange sapphire eyes
who stalks the gardens of a family
I now despise. His ears pivot towards lies
as he whisks me into a hole somewhere
to love a boy with the head of a hare.
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