Featured Poet: Kay Cosgrove

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.

 

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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?