Emily As The Confusion Is Not An Omission

Emily didn’t know
& I didn’t feel
like telling her
that the strongest fruit,
the deep red of it
has no actual roots
once you pick it.
We are fruit-pickers.
we have to choose
to remain together
when the weather
changes the scene.

About the Author :
Darren C. Demaree is the author of “As We Refer To Our Bodies” (2013, 8th House), “Temporary Champions” (2014, Main Street Rag), “The Pony Governor” (2015, After the Pause Press), and “Not For Art Nor Prayer” (2015, 8th House). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.



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