By Andrea Cohen Andrea Cohen

Brutal to give
the prisoner a window—
a blue sky glimpse—

as if an afterlife
existed. Brutal
for you to parade

in a body
in the same
room where I dream you.

Source: Poetry (November 2011).


This poem originally appeared in the November 2011 issue of Poetry magazine

November 2011
 Andrea  Cohen


Andrea Cohen's books include Kentucky Derby (2011) and Long Division (2009), both from Salmon Poetry. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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