local_library Emily As Lizards Play

by Darren Demaree

Published in Issue No. 227 ~ April, 2016

The days when we ache

only, we need some amusement

we can ignore


when we finally decided

to try and have sex

& if either of us


ever pick one of them up

before the right now

more than ever, we will hold


only the tail of disappointment.

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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.