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Cathleen Cohen

Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. Her poems appear in various journals and her poetry collections are Camera Obscura ( 2017), Etching the Ghost (2021) and Sparks and Disperses (2021). Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery  and her website


Like squirrels

who knot our yard

in silver threads, I ache

to crimson my lips

with berries –

although they’re toxic,

might alter my heart


Slow down!

warn my ghosts.

Be thankful for desire,

for the search.

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