Darren C Demaree

Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing).  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.

Trump As A Fire Without Light #340

The ocean is full of motherfuckers that believed they were the ocean.

Trump As A Fire Without Light #341

Winter beneath my shirt, my nipples have become very political, and the one on the right has refused to acknowledge that winter is here.  The wind howls and the fabric I’ve chosen is enough for my right nipple?  How could one body swallow a season so completely, and have one nob in one quadrant maintain that this is the summer we’ve been waiting for?  I have no desire to lose my own nipple.  I am going to cut a hole in my all of my shirts to see how long the right can take this new discomfort the rest of the world is experiencing.  I refuse to lose my body because one nipple is unfeeling, but I am willing to give up my whole wardrobe to make this point.
Trump As A Fire Without Light #342

The wind is a wall, and it never marks any territory for long.  It will touch your blood to claim your blood.  It will dazzle your soul as it changes your name.  I don’t think this man understands nature.  I know he doesn’t understand how a wall can turn on you at any moment.