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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