“War Commentary” #67-69 by Darren C. Demaree


then a face then a face then a face never a name or then a name then a name then a name never a face it’s all pages without binding i want a march for the binding i want quilts to be a thing again i want a god of sewing i want us all to be gods of sewing we can be gods don’t let anyone tell you any differently we can create our own mythology it can begin now with empathy



to make it a moral question the army opposite of us would have to acknowledge that morals are not paintings that take up the far walls of their grand rooms



my face is loosening as it reaches down towards the faces that have been planted to bloom who told these people they could make us their crop


Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing).  His seventh collection Two Towns Over was recently selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and is due out March 2018.  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. Learn more about the poet on his website.

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