if/in #37-#39

By Darren C. Demaree 

if/in #37


every rome every rome


ends with an uprising


the thousand eyes


become a million eyes


& we must we must


humiliate the dreams


of the politicians


with actual mirrors


they cannot understand


if/in #38


there are stories


of subtle breaks


in subtle places


but not in america


our rivers roar


with lost bodies


placed knowingly


& those bodies tumble


to crack us open


if/in #39


we had wild horses


& we raced them


to death


& then we raised


domesticated horses


& raced them


to death


we’re owed three


centuries of dragging




Darren C. Demaree is the author of ten poetry collections, most recently “Lady, You Shot Me” (December 2018), which was published by 8th House Publishing. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. Demaree is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. 

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