if there is a river #28

Darren Demaree


spot-lit and staged the edge that slides around our split-green hearts is not the edge of our world it’s the edge of our understanding how how how freeing it would be if we disregarded that movement or if we took it as an invitation and removed the glove from our souls if we bared ourselves with the wind instead of against it would we fly would we fall more slowly would be reach the bottom of existence and move forward from that point with the fullness of an actual survivor 


Darren C. Demaree is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently “Two Towns Over”, which was selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press.  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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