Darren C. Demaree
for Robert Demaree
Where the war could collect whole selves
& the names of an entire
generation became much more
mythology than the dry grass
that covered their last shelves. Light, dry,
you knew some of the older boys
that returned and never came back,
you told your girl it would have made
sense to die then, but you loved her.
Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of "As We Refer to Our Bodies" (2013, 8th House), "Temporary Champions" (2014, Main Street Rag), and "Not For Art Nor Prayer" (2015, 8th House). He is the recipient of three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination.