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ANDREI CODRESCU

 

 

Weird 1 (Cool)

 

 

The AC shrieks all night

Going on the fritz

Keeps me up all night

We are going to London

This very moment

 

We were going to London

US Air Flight No. 98

Went on the fritz

Turned back two hours over

The Atlantic

Mechanical difficulties

Now we sit here waiting

In the blast of arctic AC

Waiting for the word

 

 

That’s enough weird for today

 

6/15/03

 

 

 

Weird 2 (real cool)

 

 

We are in London

At the Portobello Gold hotel

Drinking gin and tonic

At outdoor cafe

The girl behind me says

To the guy she’s with

‘How young is young?

Nineteen?’

‘Sixteen’

‘That’s young’

and then she says

weird karaoke

unbelievable cheese’

and that’s not weird

just pleasant very pleasant

seventy-three and sunny

 

6/16/03