Friday, July 1, 2022

It’s Spring Break Somewhere, Kristin Garth


When you live in a place people 
come for spring break, shop at grocery stores 
proximate to the dolphins and seagulls 
sometimes college tourists mistake you for 
some girl going wild approximately their 
own age.  Approach with carts full of Coronas
to bump yours full of produce to prepare
chicken pot pie.  Not Spring Break, Pensacola,
but you know it is somewhere when they say 
hi.  Mention parties at their condos while 
you exit towards the baking aisle.  Do they 
think you are a cougar, mistake a womanchild 
smile for some lost party girl they’ve found? 
If it’s spring break somewhere, it finds you in town. 

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist, the author of a short story collection You Don’t Want This (Pink Plastic Press), The Stakes (Really Serious Literature) and many more books.

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