Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Emily As The Hot Coal Becomes A Messy Rock

I knew it was glory
to be active
in Emily’s fire.

What I did not know
was how much
fun it would be

to smear her all over
my body once she cooled
enough to be held

against my skin.
I am caked in Emily
& though, there is

enough of her
in pure form to start
another fire,

I can live like this,
in the absence of light,
with her layering me.

Darren C. Demaree


Darren C. Demaree is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly (2016, 8th House Publishing).  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.

Artwork: Anna Dittmann, Magma
Websitehttp://annadittmann.com/

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