/darren c. demaree
it’s fine it’s a cocked wrist close the door
the erosion takes the walls first thumb and index
of our country the useless knocking is palm delinquent
white sink easiest and most beautiful mouth to ruin
be singular in your epic smothering be a history
worker piled upon by need erase all dull fantasies
Darren C. Demaree‘s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear, in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, North American Review, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of thirteen poetry collections, most recently ‘So Clearly Beautiful‘ (November 2019, Adelaide Books), and the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.