One sonnet from Kristin Garth

Kristin Garth

When I See The Newly Discovered Pastel Planet

for TOI 1338b discovered by a 17 year old NASA intern 

Know I’ll soon awake, a tent over my house.  

Bubble of plastic, scientist  run in 

and out of a vacuum-sealed tunnel which spouts

from the open rectangle which had been 

my front door when I fell asleep before 

the fear of radioactive spores led 

doctors in space suits to my second floor —

there the cotton candy hued light imbedded 

unknowingly, in my chest will pulse in 

bubblegum pastels demanding egress. 

Soon subject of a failed experiment,

alien in raspberry toile sundress,

rides a pink bike across your baby blue moon 

toward my opalescent space commune.

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