Three Poems by Darren C. Demaree

I Have No Intention of Burying My Body #52

by Darren C. Demaree

 

You can call it a hymn,

or whatever the fuck;

if the fox

 

eats one of my fingers

then finally I will get

to be a fox.

 

I Have No Intention of Burying My Body #53

 

I am the seed,

cracked.

You’re going

 

to love this

next opening,

the rise before

 

the bloom.

Do I

really get

 

to be what

comes before

the garden?

I Have No Intention of Burying My Body #54

 

I tried

not to

sleep

 

too much

against

the flat

 

black.

How vast

is nothing?

 


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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