Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola and a sonnet stalker. Her sonnets have stalked magazines like Five: 2: One, Glass, Anti-Heroin Chic, Occulum, Drunk Monkeys, Luna Luna, TERSE. Journal and many more. Her chapbook Pink Plastic House is available from Maverick Duck Press, and she has two forthcoming: Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (The Hedgehog Poetry Press Jan 2019). Follow her on Twitter: @lolaandjolie
Daphne, Dolly, Darlene
An education, dressing room, Behind
the Wheel on sonic boom — Depeche Mode and
debauchery. First practice lap dance grind,
acquire some strategy. Between thighs tan,
against small breasts, a whispered wisdom she
bequests: “Your fake real name? Mine is
Darlene,” simple believability
behind Dolly, obscene. An alias
men anticipate. To make bank, you must
extrapolate. Secrets sell. You should be
prepared. G-stringed guru, but do you trust
“for-real” name reveal, lap dance lust? “Daphne.”
It’s complicated in this naked game.
You keep it simple. You tell them your name.