Matt L. Rohrer
High School Eternal:


It’s hard to make your body tingle using just your free will

And ecstasy makes me real emotional

 

Can I borrow a dollar for a cup of noodle? said the identity poem

 

And everyone has a story

Like the time in science class

On the second floor someone threw a basketball

Right through the window

 

It landed in the hoop on the playground

It really happened

 

Glass sparkled around the rim like diamonds

 

Every Cupcake is an Act of Violence:

 

Every visit to the pumpkin patch

Evokes in me a tremendous sense of loss

 

I was born in the summer of 1983

When everything was golden

 

Every time I write my name and the date

I remember that all of us are dying

 

Can you pierce my ear with a paperclip?

Color my hair with a red sharpie?

 

When will I be able to go into a store

And just take and take and take?