shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Darren C. Demaree


Adoration #147

for Robert Demaree

Where the war could collect whole selves
& the names of an entire
generation became much more

mythology than the dry grass
that covered their last shelves. Light, dry,
you knew some of the older boys

that returned and never came back,
you told your girl it would have made
sense to die then, but you loved her.