Have You Ever Sexted in DM? by Kristin Garth

Punk Noir Magazine

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