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Plaid Kitten

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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