Darren Demaree — The Children at the Wedding #17

Karate in the dance,

Thomas is the master

of a curious


& wrong history

of our movements.

As a family, we have


no moves, but Thomas

believes quite purely

that you can kick


& spin & never land

& kiss a stranger

on the behind


all in ten seconds.

He is, very much so

my own hero.


Darren C. Demaree is the author of five poetry collections, most recently “The Nineteen Steps Between Us” (2016, After the Pause 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.