MY POETRY TEACHER*

by joannagilmanhyde

The Hawk Kitchen 8:15am

Who was That Man

I kissed in My Dream?

He was blonde with

an English accent —

He was a counsellor

I had an appointment with

(which I missed)

As We were deciding to end the professional relationship

He offered Me

His Burning Mentholated Cigarette

 

*Brian Swann, Professor of Poetry, The Cooper Union