Warm #133 by Darren C. Demaree

Leave the crop.
Steal the kitchen windows.
Roll on the lawns

of the lawmakers!
Smear the jelly
where you’d like the jelly

to be cleaned off.
Go!  Be hysterical
in this affirming heat!



Darren’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear, in numerous magazines/journals including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He 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 Poetry.

He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.