The Cimmerian

October 6, 2018

  "Nature's Lace" by Sulyn Godsey



The Cimmerian 

by Kristin Garth



A sterling steeple, Cimmerian sky,

transfixing temple twinkle nigh.  In


charcoal your crucifix eclipse belies 

anhedonia of atheists.  Found 

devotion, beams below — recumbent peeks

a thousand flickers’ glow melts hearts, wax doll 

dissolving urchin, urgent underneath 

to taste the sacrament of sight, in thrall, 

with timid teeth.  Divinity bequeaths 

a lust bereft regret. Genuflected,

repentant child, adorned ashen lace, wreath

of fauna wild my first dawn collected.

Obeisance heathens never understand.

My god is light, illuminated man. 








 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 more forthcoming:   Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press), Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, Jan 2019), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Lit, March 2019), and Candy Cigarettes (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, April 2019).  Follow her on Twitter: @lolaandjolie. 



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