Emily as My Bones Again
by Darren C. Demaree

Bodies are blunt.
I am not wide enough
to make any waves

in this world,
but I live on her beach

We arrived together.
She brought me here.
Bodies are blunt.

I am not trembling
I stand in this world

with Emily.
She shoved me through
to the front of the map.


Darren C. Demaree's poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, North American Review, and others.

He is the author of fifteen poetry collections, most recently Burning It Down (December 2020, 8th House Publishing). I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry.

Darren currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.