Emily as Dumb Luck – by Darren Demaree


I was drunk
all of the time
& I still ended

up with her.
I’m resisting
the urge to

change that
story. I will
some day.





Darren currently lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio and his poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Dakota Review, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review.

His most recent collection Many Full Hands Applauding Inelegantly was published by 8th House Publishing. He is also the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.