Emily As We Test the Mammals by Darren C. Demaree

If Emily is the bones
& the muscles
& the good synapses,

then I must be
the hesitation, the pose
before the searching

ends. I must be
what makes us more
& less than the others.

 

 

Darren C. Demaree is the author of five poetry collections, most recently “The Nineteen Steps Between Us” (2016, After the Pause Press). 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.

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