Emily as a Tire’s Hot Squeal

Darren C. Demaree

Burn Rubber
Photo Credit: K.G. Hawes

Capstone of my desire,
I am the road for Emily
& have positioned

my body as such, to be torn
up on the occasion
she has the energy,

or the bravado to do so.
No finery, I am left lonely
as a road when she doesn’t.


Darren C. Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear, in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Carolina Review, Meridian, Grain, Cottonwood, The Tribeca Poetry Review, and Whiskey Island. Recently, Freshwater Poetry Journal and Bluestem have each nominated him for a Pushcart Prize. His first collection, As We Refer To Our Bodies, is coming out this fall from 8th House Publishing House.

He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughter. He has finished his Master’s work in Creative Writing at Miami University in Southwestern Ohio. Email: darrencdemaree[at]yahoo.com

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