Kristin Garth: Catcall Cocktail Nostalgia
Hate elementary school PE. Run
laps, dress below the knee, a pack of friends
who giggle when your dress ascends. There’s some
things parents cannot control — the wind,
new teachers who have cool ideas. Fifth grade
girls, cafeteria stage, 10 year old
male leers. “It will be like MTV.” Play
pop songs, costumes, choreography, rolled
up skirts, rehearse Toni Basil Mickey,
competing tween gyrations Physical
leg warmers, leotards. Boys go crazy
for bracelets writhing Lucky Star. Catcall
cocktail nostalgia strip club dressing room,
three strippers first stage was the same lunchroom.
Kristin Garth is a Pushcart & Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker. Her poetry has stalked magazines like Glass, Yes, Five:2: One, Anti-Heroin Chic, Former Cactus, Occulum, Luna Luna, & many more. She has a chapbook Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), three forthcoming: Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press Jan 2019), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Lit March 2019) Her full length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press). Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie), her weekly poetry column (https://www.rhythmnbone.com/sonnetarium) and her website (kristingarth.wordpress.com).