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ADORATION #109

by Darren Demaree

 

for the delivery guy from Jimmy Johns

 

When anyone says
have a great fuck-
ing day, it makes

you think you can
have a great fuck-
ing day. Plus, now

you have some chips
& a sandwich.
This can be good.

 

 

 

ADORATION #110

 

for my son

 

Absent
teeth, now
present,

like gravel
between
two ponds,

I un-
derstand
your cry.

 

 

 

ADORATION #111

 

for Nik De Dominic

 

I know all of the different
ways to hold gravel in a drive-
way in Ohio, but I think

I learned what to do with those rocks
in Alabama, how to toss
them casually near train tracks

most of the time because you can
only throw a few of them through
windows without dropping your smoke.

 

 

BIO

darren demareeDarren C. Demaree is the author of “As We Refer to Our Bodies” (8th House, 2013), “Temporary Champions” (Main Street Rag, 2014), and “Not For Art Nor Prayer” (8th House, 2015). He is the recipient of three Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net Nomination. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

 

 

 

 

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