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Darren Demaree
WARM #50

Indefinitely puzzled
by the ornaments
of our own bodies

& the idea that they
can open up, that they
can be taken

or given up without
the hope of returning,
we are undirected,

& that means we never
ever, ever, ever
have to surrender.


WARM #51

More scotch
than shirt,

I got by
in my twenties

by looking

in a creek bed.
I wanted

most of all
to be shale

or to get laid
& now,

I know
that if I had

just stayed

I could have
been felt

by all
of the cool


Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. Darren is the author of five poetry collections, most recently "The Nineteen Steps Between Us" (2016, After the Pause). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. Darren is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

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