Darren C. Demaree… blue and blue and blue #109 & #110


blue and blue and blue #109

pink to red
& out
of breath,
i love
that the ocean
never lies down
& that i can
never lie down
in the ocean

blue and blue and blue #110

i’m alive
to feel
no guilt
the dead
& that
is common,
that place
& that
that is
so deeply

Darren is a dangerous dreamer, concocting love poems to his home state, and pastorals to his true love.

Darren C. Demaree 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 lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children

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