A Brief Suspension of All History #2

I have plans
on the thick part
of my hands

& when they flush
with un-tender
flesh, build

like a mountain
risen to escape
my own bones,

you will see
the structures
behind me. All

of them speaking
of my shoulders.
All of them whole

& personal
& held fast
to my own Ohio.

Darren C. DemareeDarren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of As We Refer to Our Bodies (Spring 2013) and Not For Art Nor Prayer (2014), both are forthcoming from 8th House Publishing. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations.