City Deer #52
it’s sweet it’s lovely how cold how decisive the mud that holds our prints until there is new mud there is always new mud but when i dance in our backyard where the deer have danced where the rabbits have taunted our dogs it feels like i am the target of all the rain i know nothing of actual blessings but this could be what all the people at mother’s church are talking about
Darren C. Demaree‘s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Two Towns Over (March 2018), which was selected as the winner of the Louise Bogan Award by Trio House Press. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry and is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children.