EMILY AS IT’S NOT SO DIFFICULT TO WRITE AN EROTIC POEM ABOUT THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN
There is thirst. There is rain
& dew. There is always coffee leftover from the morning.
I open my mouth. We meet somewhere near there.
EMILY AS A NATION OF PLANTS
Nobody is near me
right now. I’m alone on the lawn
& yet, this light touch of grass is her.
EMILY AS WE PLAN THE FURROW
Let us both be enthusiastic
about the indentations of this world
& how we chose ours, together.
Darren C. Demaree is the author of sixteen poetry collections, most recently “a child walks in the dark”, (Harbor Editions, December 2021). 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. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Best of the Net Anthology and the Managing Editor of Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.