Have You Ever Sexted in DM?
after a twitter poll by C. Cimmone in which
I answered yes & only 16 percent of
others responded in kind
A twitter poll question answered without
fears of judgement, repercussions. My “yes”
is just an anonymous roundabout
redress of a suspicion (molested
predisposition to accept demands,
the hunt and peck of idle hands, believe
secrets suggest affinity, epithets
are continuity of familiar grief
which requisitions daddies, relief) that
I’m just a broken freak. Respond to see
the percentage, a fraction of what I
thought it would be, one of few dirty —
algorithms won’t allow me to deny.
I thought I’d feel a little less alone —
not 16 percent fucking via phone.
Kristin Garth is the author of seventeen books of poetry including Flutter Southern Gothic Fever Dream, The Meadow and Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir. She is the Dollhouse Architect of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and has a weekly sonnet podcast called Kristin Whispers Sonnets. Visit her site Kristingarth.com and talk to her on Twitter @lolaandjolie