Kristin Garth

Exploding Candy For Your Enemies is a
heretofore unexplained space in the factory
only mentioned by elevator button label. 

Factory floor only Wonka will see
is entitled “Exploding Candy For
Your Enemies” — yours, confectionery
CEO with an industrial spy poured
in licorice latex still fetishized
by buds of a tongue, compromised more than 
rare recipe files. Her dulcet dripped thighs
both licked but one hypnotized, Candyman,
Slugworth, villain solitaire. Your bomb suit, 
combustible confections prepared, stand
before more plastic mustachioed brutes,
caramelized heart by prostitute, hand 
his perpetual pyrotechnic last treats
to shatters faux torsos like yours on repeat.


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 forthcoming 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