Matthew Rohrer

Wonder Woman

The children and I
sat down to dinner
and while we ate we
listened to a Wonder
Woman LP from 40
years ago, in which
Wonder Woman is captured,
after being duped, by Mars,
the God of War, and taken
to another dimension,
whose egress he seals
with his flaming sword,
"like a scar" he says,
and then they proceed
with a metaphysical struggle
in which they call up
avatars of their respective natures---
Wonder Woman calls up
a dove; Mars a hawk;
Wonder Woman calls up
a folk singer; Mars
calls upon Hitler. "Hitler?"
Wonder Woman says.
This is so boring,
said my daughter.

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