Poets Always Are Saving My Life by Kristin Garth

Poets Always Are Saving My Life

— apparitions to listen to burning 

alive in incestuous Florida 

humidity. The first poet touring

I ever see wears overalls, from a 

small town like me (elementary). Second, 

Maya Angelou whose giggle consumes

debased (college) girl, back of the room; one 

midsummer night, I will have to presume 

I am the luckiest creature to be 

right where I am, in front of an angel 

instead of under a man.  Like, three,

who penetrates me in his physical 

form —but his  ghost haunts me (midlife) to write.

These poets always are saving my life. 

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 seventeen 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 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