The sun is never white. The chest collects only breakable bones. Each new day carries with it a tribe so native to this moment the wars do not have the time to fill our throats with a second cry. I look to focus my eyes on the landscape & the fog that once hugged Ohio charges me.I relax my gaze & I see Emily as a red egg, paused on the impossible tip of love.I see her in defiance of all want. A table cannot starve.
-- Darren C. Demaree is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently Bombing the Thinker, which was published by Backlash Press.He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal.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.