/darren c. demaree

amend/amends/amendments #19

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

amend/amends/amendments #21

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.