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Why Did He Stop?

by Kristin Garth

Note: This poem first appeared in Feminine Collective.

CW: sexual assault


Kristin Garth is a Pushcart & Best of the Net nominated sonnet stalker. Her poetry has stalked magazines like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, formercactus, Occulum, and many more. She has six chapbooks including Shakespeare for Sociopaths (Hedgehog Poetry Press), Pink Plastic House (Maverick Duck Press), Puritan U (Rhythm & Bones Press March 2019), and The Legend of the Were Mer (Thirty West Publishing House March 2019). Her full-length, Candy Cigarette, is forthcoming in April 2019 (The Hedgehog Poetry Press), and she has a fantasy collaborative full-length, A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony, forthcoming in June (Rhythm & Bones Lit). Follow her on Twitter (@lolaandjolie).

Lead image: “star gazing” (via Flickr user Luke Cureton)