You're old enough to know how this will end.
Don't long for anyplace you've ever been.
Plane ride to an imaginary friend,
details so perfect he crafts with a pen.
Nothing's as romantic as far away.
Only a stranger can make you feel new.
His city the setting, lines you will say,
you're easily written, so he'll cast you.
A part you sink into; you even smile,
your hair and your body all his to convey.
You forget it's an act after a while.
Then some new director writes you a play.
How old must you be to learn how to stay?
Will you ever not want to runaway?
Kristin Garth is a poet from Pensacola. Her sonnets and other poetry have been featured in Anti-Heroin Chic, Quail Bell Magazine, Occulum, Digging Through the Fat, Mookychick, Moonchild Magazine, The Society for Classical Poets and more. She’s currently constructing a poetry dollhouse chapbook entitled Pink Plastic House: Three Stories of Sonnets. Follow her on Twitter: @lolaandjolie.