Two Poems

by on January 16, 2014

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Darren Demaree Poems

EMILY AS WE DISCUSS THE BULLET WE FOUND IN THE BACKYARD

Gasped like lungs

trying to exist outside

of a body, Emily

& I took turns holding

the unfired bullet,

saying nothing at all,

we passed it back

& forth without pain

of show or question.

I went back to mowing

the lawn, thought through

a thousand scenarios

that had answers only

in the possibility

of the chamber.

We own no guns

& we felt no better

prepared for those

that do by having now

a projectile of such great

intent. Emily kept it,

keeps it still, next to her

jewelry box, those things

too valuable to ever wear.

 

 

 

EMILY AS A UTILITY OF REFLEX

It’s a terrible death

of harmony, to rely

on impulse to shuffle

the placement

of the water, from sea

to boat to forever

again. I am saved

because my first move

is always for Emily.

I have tasted salt-water,

it did little to cleanse

my mouth of her.

Responses to Two Poems

3 responses

I enjoyed the last lines of the first poem.

I also liked the last stanza of your second poem. I feel that could create an entirely different poem. Different impact.

Enjoyed the read.

E. Spears

posted by E. Spears      January 27th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

“Emily As A Utility Of Reflex” was very captivating. It raptured all my senses. I very much appreciated it. I also liked “Emily As We Discuss The Bullet We Found in Our Backyard” . It is very intimate. It is as if you placed the reader, right there, in your home, to witness this dialogue. I am grateful for these two poems. Thank you for sharing them :)

posted by Mikha'el      November 29th, 2014 at 1:30 am

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