Plaid Kitten

October 6, 2018


Plaid Kitten

by Kristin Garth



A kitten written wanton, bad but smiles

so meek in skirts of plaid.  Charcoal, crimson 

intersects a schoolgirl demeanor, wiles

with kinky sex.  Blue black outlined yellow sun,

shy smiles inside the darkness done.  In cream 

criss-cross on mottled sage, she pouts, a pig-

tailed Betty Page.  Turquoise gingham, daydream

pristine, a freckled cheek, deceitful gig

obscene.  A tartan twirl to thrill in twill, 

stiletto crawl towards the tallest stack 

of bills — a dollhouse, alone, tattersall,

flared skirt so small, your heart attacked

is bitten, smitten; across a lap, she purrs 

a ruby clawed outlaw, pervert demure.




Top photo cred: Simone Perrone,




Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola and a sonnet stalker.  Her sonnets have stalked magazines like Glass, Luna Luna, Occulum, Anti-Heroin Chic, Drunk Monkeys, Ghost City Review and many more.  Her chapbook Pink Plastic House is available through, and she has two forthcoming:  Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, Jan 2019).  

Follow her on Twitter: @lolaandjolie 




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