Hudson Valley poet Teresa Costa has been published in A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, Riverine, Chronogram, Home Planet News, Up The River, Ulster Magazine,  and a few others. Her book Creature Comforts was published by Post Traumatic Press.  Costa has hosted poetry readings at The Cross St Atelier, Bohemian Book Bin, Muddy Cup, and The Hudson Valley Book Shop. In January 2015 Teresa started WOMPS: Word Of Mouth Poetry Series at Artbar Gallery in Kingston, NY. She has given several poetry lectures on beat poets, jazz poets, and most recently avant garde poets.

 

Certain Forces

Certain Forces
breathe
selectively.
Emotional
Oxygen in yet
to
be places.
Forsaken times
reveal
inner multitudes.
We’re all
seductive
When                       (within
Time                            another’s
Has                               past).
Yet
Been.

 

Making a Face

At 6, 7, 8
I tried hard making a face
Imitating the ugly look
of Fairy Tale witches.

Almost 50 years later
I am
so much better
at it.

 

With Black Elk

Yr  death over-shadows the tail end
Of a moon new for this month of August.
62 years past & 5 before my incarnated birth.
We were classmates & teachers,
in that last Single dimension.
As our souls made one last decision.
You stayed behind enjoying life w/o pain
w/o feeling
w/o affliction.
I kept on moving through the stages
got reborn
Reincarnated to a new world of pain
& feeling.
Only my world is now w/o
the headdress  of turkey feathers.