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Emily as Dark Berries

Whole as a shiver,
the shake that began
our season without
a threshold, that turned
my body into a fact
that took away
the meaning of exits
is never going to stop.
I am always looking
at her with my hands
cupped. A greedy man
would bring buckets.
Some skin just looks
like it wants to give in.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of eighteen poetry collections, most recently “the luxury”, (Glass Lyre, January 2023). 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.

Twitter: d_c_demaree

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