Daniel von der Embse
What do you remember?
How did I ever let you get away
That time forty years ago when
You came to stay with me
We went to Chinatown, to dinner
You, too young, too sensible
Me, the perfect gentleman
Was it really that way back then?
Or did I try to kiss you, force you
Do you even remember that time?
I beg you please
Don't tell me
Daniel von der Embse was born and raised in Ohio, and graduated from Ashland University with a B.A. degree in Theatre. He writes poetry and also has a long career as a copywriter for ad agencies in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. His poems appear in The Missing Slate, The Blue Hour, Harpoon Review, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly and others.