Darren Demaree

Emily as Broken Upon the Sand Like an Egg Seer, solideven as spreadyolk netting, the drownedaddressof which is peril & a child singing.My hands cuppedbeneath each grain,balanced againstthe waves, cuttingthrough swaylike real light, I have waitedhere, with my work,to never let go. Emily as a Brought Apple Harnessed,tongue to her flanks we have run throughthe sugar cubes & yet, fireto fire, we pierce the skin of the apple,because it was there & our mouths wereno where near done & as process is flow,our race is done & the roses,the wreath is on me. Emily as Blown, Wild Pines It’s much more about the stasisof the forest then the invasionof winds, too desperate to stay.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of "As We Refer to Our Bodies" (2013, 8th House), "Temporary Champions" (2014, Main Street Rag), and "Not For Art Nor Prayer" (2015, 8th House). He is the recepient of three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination. Darren currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.