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Sunday, August 12, 2012


The Garden Uprooted
 Features Artwork by Susan Hoerth!

Poetry Review, Front Porch, and BOXCAR. She lives in Deep South Texas with her love, Bruno, and their many cats. The Garden Uprooted is her first full length poetry collection. Find her on blogspot: http://www.katiehoerth.blogspot.com 

And for your reading pleasure, here’s a sample poem:
Chocolate Sundae
I didn’t mind the way our fingers
Interlocked to create a sundae, vanilla
with a little hot mocha drizzled on top.
Or the way your mom ran her dark
fingers through my blonde hair, dreaming
of fluffy white haired babies. I didn’t mind biting
into the corn husks that held tight
the homemade tamales, and you didn’t laugh,
except maybe silently to yourself.
But when you took me to Denny’s
one sparkly night, we sat cozy together
like teenagers do. I ordered like a fool –
“a veggie burger please with those curly fries
And a sundae – with tasty hot chocolate sauce”.
You just stared at your lap and said nothing
for you, just maybe a coke.
You watched me eat my fill, swirling
the ice cream together as it melted
into a single colored slop, leaving much
on my plate. You took the bill
into your trembling hands, emptied
your wallet onto the table, and we left
Arm in arm, you – hungry yet satisfied,
me – full and yearning for something more.
First published in The Monitor: Festiva 2010



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 Author: Katherine Hoerth is the author of two poetry chapbooks titled The Garden of Dresses (2012) and Among the Mariposas (2010), both of which were published by Mouthfeel Press (http://www.mouthfeelpress.com) . She teaches writing at the University of Texas Pan American and serves as Assistant Poetry Editor at Fifth Wednesday Journal. Her poems and book reviews have been featured in journals including Borderlands: Texas 
Poetry Review, Front Porch, and BOXCAR. She lives in Deep South Texas with her love, Bruno, and their many cats. The Garden Uprooted is her first full length poetry collection. Find her on blogspot: http://www.katiehoerth.blogspot.com