THE CHILDREN AT THE WEDDING #22
The gold is between the ground
& the high-glass. I put Isabelle
on my shoulders. I put Thomas
said he could taste where the light
deepened. Isabelle didn’t understand
& neither did I. We had to chase
the next good dance track back
where the party was, but for one
moment one of us was able to swim
& the others were able to sacrifice.
There are times when we are fantastic
& they are always when I am able to hold
both of my children above my head,
they are times when I work hard
in the presence of a beauty I don’t see.
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Darren C. Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review.
He is the author of five poetry collections, most recently “The Nineteen Steps Between Us” (2016, After the Pause). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.
He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.