Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

EMILY AS RAG AND BONE

BY DARREN C. DEMAREE

Raced from the mud,
all blinking owes a debt
to the un-blinking.
 
Eye still, propped
open with toothpick,
the escaping
 
moments are just
as valuable as available
dreams. Tatters
 
like doves tied
to the rope creator,
the thwack of love
 
comes clean
across the swollen back
of a real vision.
 
In two hands,
the cloth, the frame,
is enough for me.



Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and daughter.