In Their Time #25 – Darren C Demaree


The children
are all blade-thin
& that should

serve them well
for awhile. They’ll
have to be thick

to live long enough
to become
the whole world,

but for now
they pop the locks
of any door

they wish to enter.

Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Diode, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review.
He is the author of six poetry collections, most recently “Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly” (2016, 8th House Publishing). He is also the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.
Demaree currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. 

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