I spent my whole life thinking
Morning time kisses people shares in bed
That soap opera romance wasn’t real
Because of morning breath and sleep.
But they’re real.
And people in love
Really do kiss right when they wake up.
Who am I to wish long days away
When, at the end of it,
I come home to you.
It makes the hard parts worth it
To make the soft parts more real.
M.M. Cochran is a YA writer and author of Between the Ocean and the Stars (summer 2022). With an educational background in English and creative writing, she has worked in the journalism industry, as well as the agenting and publishing industry, and she is currently a freelance book editor for her service, Elegant Editing. Now pursuing a career in publishing and becoming a full-time novelist, she spends most of her time editing and writing in her novels. Meanwhile, you can find M.M. collecting coffee mugs or slipping into an oversized sweater, wishing for a white winter.