for the couple in the Chipotle parking lot
I have seen sweeter bones tapping
the bulk of our time together
& though I was in a hurry
to get home, eat this burrito
before my family returned
from swimming, it was lovely to
spend those moments lessening my
own loneliness. You gave me pause.
I wish outlandish joy for you.
~ Darren C. Demaree
Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of “As We Refer to Our Bodies” (2013) and “Not For Art Nor Prayer” (2014), both are forthcoming from 8th House Publishing. He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net Nomination.
Featured artwork: “a memorable burst”, by Emaan Mahmud.