Emily as the Splitter

Some women wear white
for the context of their actions.
Emily is an artist.

She wants to wear a canvas
while she divides the world.
I hold her gently

because I am not an artist.
I don’t know what to do
about most of her splashing.

Darren C. Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, DIAGRAM, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Nineteen Steps Between Us (After the Pause Press, 2016). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and children.

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