Darren Demaree

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Milford Township, Ohio

There is no matrix
on the back roads.
You’re either good

at home, or lost,
or on your way
to Columbus.  How

often the danger comes
from not getting
where you’re headed.

Miller Township, Ohio

Yesterday we licked all of the leaves
in the pile. 
I have some regrets about that.

Monroe Township, Ohio

You can smoke anything.
Well, you can’t smoke a bible.
That thin paper tears

& won’t catch long enough.
You’re better off eating your weed
in Monroe Township.

Darren Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing).  He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird PoetryHe is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.