Inside a dollhouse you lose track of time,
explore interiors to occupy
the mind. A week, third floor, you’re self confined,
before downstairs you tip-toe terrified.
You open a library, second room,
auspicious, ovalular discovery,
ride rolling ladder around aged volumes —
pages, torture, absent typography.
You drown your sorrows, low, hand-hooked rug sea,
alive girl consigned to apathy, tears
a spying wizard through window will see.
Pages flutter. He mutters. Words appear.
Elation, turning pages, black on white,
he’s turned your emptiness to tiny type.
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 four chapbooks Pink Plastic House and Good Girl Games (Maverick Duck Press), Pensacola Girls (Bone & Ink Press, Sept 2018) and Shakespeare for Sociopaths (Hedgehog Poetry Press). She has another forthcoming, Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Press March 2019). Her full length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press). She has a collaborative full length A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony forthcoming (Rhythm & Bones Press) in June 2019. Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie), and her website (kristingarth.com).
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