what you want ishttps://i1.wp.com/barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/4F3EA00D-B5F4-4B87-B172-6D946E5080A3.jpeg?fit=5248%2C2601&ssl=152482601Darren C. DemareeDarren C. Demareehttps://barrenmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Darren_C_Demaree_sqr2-e1539007197872.jpg
i told my son what you want is to trace the first joy with your big
toes be playful with it remember that is the one thing you never have
to desire because it will stay with you even in the heat and blood of
this age you will be unable to separate yourself from that language of
when you were so happy that you became the dew that refused to
yield before the sun
Darren’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. He is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently ”Two Towns Over’ (March 2018), which was selected as the winner of the Louise Bogan Award by Trio House Press. He is also Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. Darren is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.