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The Cimmerian

"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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