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Darren C. Demaree

Emily As a Plum Flower

Either way, the horse

will be approaching

from the black river


with all those teeth

& no patience. The end

is the end. I choose


to be found with any part

of her bloom in my mouth.

I will not fumble


her gift in an attempt to

position myself separately from

my lack of understanding.

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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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