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Darren C. Demaree

Emily As I Get Dressed And

The living ash

clings to me.



Stay with her.


in the shower.


You can’t

knuckle this

day like I can,


away from her

& useless in

any damn breeze.

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Darren C. Demaree is the author of sixteen poetry collections, most recently “a child walks in the dark”, (December 2021, Harbor Editions). He is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal.

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