Brendan Constantine

(Los Angeles)

Brendan Constantine Poems

1. Before The Flood 11/11/2013
2. Difficult Listening Time 11/11/2013
3. 1981 11/11/2013
4. Last Night To The Map Of The World And I Have Messages For You 11/11/2013
5. The Need To Leave 11/11/2013
6. Aubade 11/11/2013
7. A Little Black 11/11/2013
8. Cold Reading 11/11/2013

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Cold Reading

It's really cold in here now,
easily forty below something,
and half the class is asleep.

Snow dazzles in the windows,
makes a cake of each desk.
It's really cold in here now.

I've been lecturing on the same
poem for twenty six hours
and half the class is asleep.

I want them to get it. I start
to talk about death again
and it's really cold in here now.

One student has frozen solid,
her hair snapping off in the wind
and half the class is asleep.

"See that" I say, "Lisa gets it."
But it's so cold in here ...

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