Kristin Garth

Also Wildflowers 

Path to the ocean is pebbled, prolonged,
perpetually painful, presumed passage-
ways wrong.  The miles hobble, hinder the strong
even require havens to hide.  Scavenge 
sustenance along the roadside — also 
wildflowers you wind around vine.  Each patch 
another adornment you find.  Follow 
New England asters toward scarlet flax. 
Snatch lavender hyssops, corn poppies last 
upon a journey of blisters and blooms. 
Petal crown you tie round your head as vast 
as the cerulean currents that loom
require you suffered these steps, those hours 
pain summoned power — also wildflowers. 

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Best of the Net & Rhysling nominated sonnet stalker. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry including Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Crow Carriage (The Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter: Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), The Meadow (APEP Publications) and Golden Ticket from Roaring Junior Press. She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series. Follow her on Twitter: (@lolaandjolie) and her website kristingarth.com
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