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Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer

Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer

selections from Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer

 

Poem for My Sister

 

She was thinking
of a hall carved deep
beneath a mountain
with her eyes closed
when she suddenly
opened them.
She was still on the ferry
but there was a difference
a terrifying music
was coming from the sky.
In this same town
lived a boy and a girl
who could be in different
rooms but know
what the other was drawing.

Poem Written with Basho

 

As fog clears away
from the sad lake
in the park
I cling like ivy
to my wife at night
midway across a bridge
in a complicated dream
of a hotel on the moon
I wake up with only broken bones
I don’t have the courage
to blink
it is Thursday
just like that
a great wind
boils the harbor
as though looking for someone.

 

Surrounded by Friends by Matthew Rohrer is now available from Wave Books.

 

Richard Chiem

Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person. He lives in Seattle, WA.

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Richard Chiem

Richard Chiem is the author of You Private Person. He lives in Seattle, WA.

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