Emily as We Lost the Ability to Feel Shame

It’s a love that’s so far from holy
that we’ve been goosed by the lord
on the wraparound of things.


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.