Emily as These Bad Choices


Every tip
of the temple
I built

for Emily
was for Emily.
That was

too much.
She needs

to become
the jawline
for the sun.


Photo by Lotus Carroll

Darren Demaree

Darren Demaree

Darren Demaree's poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Diagram, and the Colorado Review.

He is the author of As We Refer To Our Bodies (2013, 8th House), Temporary Champions (2014, Main Street Rag), The Pony Governor (2015, After the Pause Press), and Not For Art Nor Prayer (2015, 8th House). He is also the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.

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

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