hot crinkles in our time the rush to push together and get this over with is
understandable but we are moving as fast as we can to the moment in the field
where they want us dead so they kill us and there is no saving anyone on our
side from that decision we are betting most of all that they lose the taste for it no
no no we are not the crop to be taken simply because we are the crop if one of
those fuckers shows up with a shovel swarm him

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Darren C. Demaree is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently “A Fire Without Light” (2017, Nixes Mate Books).  His eighth collection “Two Towns Over” was recently selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and is due out March 2018.  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.