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
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 kristingarth.com