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Thursday, June 21, 2012


by Katherine K. Horrigan

Then our heads were small and brown
Cave-painted with suns and moons
Now our heads are big and green
Printed, if you look closely,
With presidents' faces
In this darkness our eyes grow large
Looking further down the road
Where it won't be dark
Where we won't be lonely

After receiving her Ph.D. in 1997, Katherine Horrigan taught as an adjunct English professor for the University of Houston.  Print and online journals including The Birmingham Arts Journal, The Rusty Nail and The Molotov Cocktail have published her poetry and short stories.  She recently completed Drought, a novel set in South Texas, and her poetry will be published in the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar.