if/in #4

we can live in the garden at night
if we can create a garden
that refuses that refuses
 
to steer the bloom
towards the merciless
crowds that want so badly
 
to name the garden
to meal the garden
to suck on the seeds the seeds

 

Darren C. Demaree is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently “Bombing the Thinker”,which was published by Backlash Press. He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the NancyDew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

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