Poetry: Darren Demaree’s “Emily as a Full Clip”

////Poetry: Darren Demaree’s “Emily as a Full Clip”

Darren Demaree

Emily As A Full Clip


All of our rhetoric
is gun rhetoric now.
Our vernacular

is mostly lead.
Emily as this sort
of metaphor

is a blessing,
is dangerous only
if I’ve been drinking.





About the writer:
Darren Demaree’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines and journals, including 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 the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.

Image: By PHC (Sw) Jeff Hilton, USN [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Clips of ammunition fill the breech mechanism of a twin 40 mm Bofors gun mount installed on the training aircraft carrier USS LEXINGTON (AVT 16) during filming of the ABC-TV movie “War and Remembrance.” Actors are working on an SNJ Texan aircraft in the background.


By | 2018-06-20T17:44:19+00:00 June 20th, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|