Poem by Darren Demaree

Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

Warm #23

I am
absolute-
ly

ornament
in this
tree

of hoping
to find
hope.

I’ve
painted
myself

to look
like roots,
but that

was on
a wind-
less day.

That
was
vanity.

 

Photography © Glenn Bowie
Photography © Glenn Bowie

 

Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of As We Refer To Our Bodies (2013, 8th House), Temporary Champions (2014, Main Street Rag), The Pony Governor (2015, After the Pause Press), and Not For Art Nor Prayer (2015, 8th House). The Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology, Demaree is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters. Glenn is also the official photographer for the Newton Writing and Publishing Center.