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.
Oxygen in yet
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
so much better
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
I kept on moving through the stages
Reincarnated to a new world of pain
Only my world is now w/o
the headdress of turkey feathers.