Matthew Rohrer

(1970 / Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Matthew Rohrer Poems

1. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 8/3/2015
2. The Amaranth 1/11/2016
3. Your Book 1/1/2004
4. There Is Absolutely Nothing Lonelier 2/7/2015
5. Credo 2/28/2014
6. Epithalamium 11/20/2014
7. Childhood Stories 12/20/2014
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Childhood Stories

They learned to turn off the gravity in an auditorium
and we all rose into the air,
the same room where they demonstrated
pow-wows and prestidigitation.

But not everyone believed it.
That was the most important lesson
I learned—that a truck driven by a dog
could roll down a hill at dusk
and roll right off a dock into a lake
and sink, and if no one believes you
then what is the point
of telling them wonderful things?

I walked home from the pow-wow
on an early winter night in amazement:
they let me buy the toy tomahawk!
As soon as I got home...

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