Poetry: Big Daddy Energy by Kristin Garth

Big Daddy Energy 
 for Jimmy Page
You choose me, before I know who you are, 
to spend a week in the life of a middle aged 
rock star. Far from your home, you’d like a strip bars 
close by though you are well past the phase 
when you buy sex, even desire it from 
someone like me. You have no expectations  
from transient company who comes 
to you in glitter and pigtails chosen 
by your own bodyguard. I had a crush 
on your drummer who let me down hard —
after invited drinks, two blonde winks, rushed 
to his hotel room. You pick up his discard,
hug me hard — he is who I used to be.
I met you when you had big daddy energy.

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of over 20 books of poetry including Crow Carriage (Sweet Tooth Story Books) and The Stakes (Really Serious Literature) and the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal.