Gingerbread House Lit Mag

Poem for Katie, Queen of Ohio #58

The white walls snarl
at everyone.
Katie, paint everything
with good colors.
If the white teeth
follow the white anger,
bite through the old
mapping. Taste
that lead like it’s honey.
Spit back that violence.
The white walls snarl
at everyone.

Darren C. Demaree

Darren C. Demaree is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently Two Towns Over, which was selected the winner of the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press.  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: Brooke Shaden, Hunt

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