for Phil Stutzman
Youth and elsewhere,we were born on
the gravel of Lamb
Park, the scuttledbearing of un-
clean dirt, where our
knees first learned bloodwould come with each
flight in the field.
for the manager at the Kroger’s
Yes, I saw, in fact I read itout-loud to my daughter that we
we’re not supposed to ride inside
the cart, but with my son sittingunder buckle, we had no choice,
but to chance that she might, at some
point, stand up to reach for pancakemix. The running and singing was
my fault. We were having such fun.
Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of "As We Refer to Our Bodies (September 29, 2013) and Not For Art Nor Prayer (2014), both are forthcoming from 8th House Publishing. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net nomination.