local_library Emily As Swollen Legs Are A Threat

by Darren Demaree

Published in Issue No. 216 ~ May, 2015

I was saving,

too much

for Emily


& when she

saw my dedication

she suggested


a prick to the skin.

That began

a whole new game


& I learned

how reservations

are the opposite


of giving someone

what they desire.

Even a twitch


in the direction

of her is enough

release for me.

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Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of "As We Refer To Our Bodies" (2013) and "Not For Art Nor Prayer" (2014), both are forthcoming from 8th House Publishing. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations.