Fall Issue 2022
Kristen D. Scott
her mind; a mazurka,
brambling Polish tropes
a pictorial one
clogs of yesteryear.
she is 40
stepping this Slovak
beat. Well, actually, 44.
The last turn catches
her off-guard, but her
partner doesn´t mind
his cock is only 28.
she still loves the jealousy.
Digression (after Eugene O´Neill)
“And I took a seat in the grandstand of philosophical detachment to fall asleep observing the cannibals do their death dance.”
― Eugene O'Neill, The Iceman Cometh
in my drunken-mind, gorillas are mocking me.
Earlier, I read a college student braved a ridiculous terrain,
hiking miles to “save” the gorilla species. What made him
choose this path? Did he suddenly wake up after fucking
a raven-haired co-ed, hungover, smelling of b.o. and sex,
“today I am going to endanger my life, for a gorilla.”
Maybe they will capture him, stuff a banana in his dry-
mouth – probe him. Surgeons will stretch him out for
a lobotomy, stick him behind bars, charging admittance.
“The little monkey knows sign language, teenagers will grunt.
He will crouch, hunching to their wide-eyed stares,
and shit while they watch.
Kristen D. Scott is a nominee of the Pushcart prize in poetry for five works from her 2014 collection OPIATE. She is an award-winning essayist for her work on Federico Garcia Lorca and his books the Divan del Tamarit, Poet of the Deep Song, and essay, "The Duende."
She has published in several Anthologies, newspapers, and ezines, including the San Diego Poetry Annuals, Nomos Review, Perigee, Alesbuyia, and published two poetry collection from Garden Oak Press; LIAISONS (2012) and OPIATE (2014). She has also been translated into Arabic, Albanian Turkish and Sanskrit. Her recent publication was featured poet in MeArteka (May, 2015) where she had several poems translated into Albanian. Her new and selected poems are forthcoming from Garden Oak Press in September 2015.
Scott is currently the Editor-In-Chief, founder, and web designer
of KNOT Magazine, holds a MFA in Creative Writing, MA in English Literature, and is progressing with her Ph.D in Global Education and Comparative Literature.
Originally from Colorado, Scott has resided on the Riviera in Türkiye, where she has lived for several years.