Tonight’s poem comes to us from Kay Cosgrove.
Kay Cosgrove’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Conduit, and EPOCH Magazine, among other journals. She is currently a doctoral student in the University of Houston’s Creative Writing & Literature program, where she serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.
A New Hat
On mother’s day I wasn’t
with her, but she was there in the curve
behind my lids,
the arc of my new hat.
These kids ran by, I heard them
through the screen, as I napped
legs horseshoed, and you
looked at real estate in Texas.
She has hair like honey
and if I am pregnant, let me be
a woman like her who wakes up
and says now, what is next?