EMILY AS SAD AND LONELY

by Darren C. Demaree

 
I told Emily she was the weather
& she thought
for five or six hours

that I meant she was a storm
& I did. I meant she was
a breathing world.

I meant she was Midwestern
in the best of ways.
I never did explain it well.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly” (2016, 8th House Publishing). His seventh collection “Two Towns Over” was recently selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and is due out March 2018. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

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