01/16/2013

We made a wish
on the stars
of our mouths.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

This little poem was inspired by idyllic memories of kissing my high school boyfriend–in Michigan with the snow coming down under all the winter stars. Though, if my husband asks, no, actually, it is about kissing him in Baltimore at St. Paul Court while down the street sirens wailed and the blonde-haired man cursed out the air. Probably it is both.

BIO:

Heather Cousins is the author of Something in the Potato Room, winner of the 2009 Kore Press First Book Award. She holds degrees from Bryn Mawr College, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Georgia. Originally from Michigan, she presently lives in Monroe, Georgia.
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