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.Â 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. Â 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. Â He is the recipient of two Pushcart Prize nominations and a Best of the Net Nomination.
Featured artwork: “a memorable burst”, by Emaan Mahmud.