There Was a Red Hat
by Esther Cohen

I am
buy them
while ago
in Flushing
for a foot massage
walked through
perfect Chinese
shopping mall
pressed duck
healing teas
there was a red hat
unlike any
of the many
I already have
a red hat I could
wear forever

PHOTO:  The author reading poems at the Ace Hotel in the Red Hat.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I love this particular Red Hat and have written many Thank You Hat poems to and for it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Esther Cohen posts a poem a day on A few of them sing. She teaches Good Stories, writes books (Breakfast with Allen Ginsberg, her new book of poems) and she is a life-long cultural activist.