Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello, It’s Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, upcoming) serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and belongs to the Poetry Society of Texas. Laurie’s poems have appeared in more than four dozen publications including the 2015 Poet’s Market, The Crafty Poet, Scissors & Spackle, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain.
An avid runner and lover of nature, Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children and two dogs.
► Laurie's Origami micro-chapbook & selected poem are available below. Download the single-page micro-chapbook by clicking the title. To read the selected poem, also click on the title.
Cover: Plaster seen thru wallpaper (detail)
Can you see tomorrow in a kiss, a kiss
someone asks for on her death bed, a kiss
the kisser thinks will be kissed the next night, a kiss
requested over and over again, a good night kiss
on the cheek fifteen times—please give me one more kiss
she asks her lover that night, a good night kiss
she’s not asked for before, on her cheek, a kiss
between cries for help. How could you know that kiss
was to last hereafter, until I can kiss
you again, oh, to kiss
you again, kiss
Laurie Kolp © 2015