Emily as a Month of British Rain 

There are whole lives spent
beneath the subtraction
of desire.


Darren C. Demaree is the author of ten poetry collections, most recently Lady, You Shot Me, which was published by 8th House Publishing.  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.