Luminous Lollies by Kristin Garth

Kristin Garth, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

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Luminous Lollies


Luminous Lollies For Eating In Bed At Night is

an unexplored factory room, only an elevator

button title in the book. In Golden Ticket,, we

go inside:


The button ten rows up, third from the right

is labeled Luminous Lollies For Eat-

ing In Bed At Night.  You ask if you might,

finger to knob, impel the slick plastic sheath

illuminate, throb.  Elevator drops

stomach to floor. Collapse, agasp, as you

exit two sliding glass doors where lollipops

luminescent like low hung stars imbue

your view, a Brobdingnagian boudoir.

Obscured in darkness, an oval of beds

cumulonimbus mattresses, noir

night over open-mouthed minuscule heads.

grimoire constellation of sugar and sticks

awaits your enchantment — one magic lick.


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 sixteen 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 forthcoming 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