Saturday, May 23, 2015

Darren C. Demaree - Two Poems

Nude Male With Echo #53

It is less Greek
to say I feel the world
much more through my feet
than I ever have
from the sun above
& though my skin does pink
under the harsh blessing
of the old god,
I am home most of all
with bare feet headed nowhere
in particular
on a forgotten field.

Nude Male With Echo #54

When the bird finally shook
out of the weathering
in my chest, it flew away
to exercise the way my heart does,
without mystery
& without understanding
that there never was a mystery.
That bird flies to the sun
& assumes all of that heat
was born amidst his own wings.

Darren C. Demaree has appeared, or is scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.

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