Two Sonnets from When Penetrating A Planet by Kristin Garth

We Like Wet Planets And We Cannot Lie

 

a ballad to the earth from the inhabitants

of Nantek Ro

 

We like our planets voluptuous and wet,

a population they half forget, used,

deprived of actual power — just pets

unleashed at happy hour, hotel abused

and golden showered, minuscule enough

to be overpowered by cowards who

control this space, holes lubricated, buffed

and laid to waste. Way they treat even you,

disposable, when they are through, as if

you’re common, terrestrial whore, human

man-child domination since hieroglyphs.

Your abduction will not require a gun.

They’ve weaponized the other ones, women

fucked again, ready for the world to end.

 

 

AI is BAE

 

AI template found Pornhub, taboo, Bae,

downloaded fifth most since 2002. Three

too addled (drugs), their brain to use. Fourth paid

to rendezvous too crude to choose. We need

vulnerability, real life, 3D,

eyes wide enough to hide a castoff’s greed.

Watch AI, fifth try, hotel bar, through Daddy

Bot iris cams, spaceship afar. Men’s ring

embossed with family crest, a flourish “You

should see the rest,” middle finger gold traced

wet orphan lips, “my box of 52

the tightest hole unscrewed.” Her baby face,

purloined rings, opt to tell her everything.

“Let’s fuck this planet.” Upload that first giggling.

 

Author’s Note:
> These two sonnets are from the manuscript When Penetrating A Planet.  When Penetrating A Planet is a manuscript about aliens from the planet Nantek Ro creating an army of schoolgirl sex bot strippers (from a template of a popular babyfaced porn star) to blackmail corrupt, abusive politicians and acquire Earth for their purposes. The manuscript began as a prompt from the journal Detritus Online to write about stripping from a nonhuman perspective.  The title poem will be featured in Detritus Online in their December issue.

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 twelve books of poetry including Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (The Hedgehog Poetry Press), the forthcoming Flutter: Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press) and The Meadow (Apep Publications, 2020).  Follow her on Twitter:  (@lolaandjolie) and her website http://kristingarth.com

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