Nude Male with Echo #224
Darren Demaree
It is easier
to be a hero
in a land

where you are
actual crop.
People will

know you are
to be consumed
as all good

people are.
They will want
to say your name

once they’ve 
cleared you 
from their teeth.
Darren C. Demaree is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Nineteen Steps Between Us (2016, After the Pause).  He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.  Currently, he is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

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