“with an empathy so fatal #21” by Darren Demaree

Ömürden Cengiz

with an empathy so fatal #21

we have teeth
we show them
to politicians


dcd headshotDarren C. Demaree is the author of thirteen poetry collections, most recently So Clearly Beautiful. He is the recipient of a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, the Louis Bogan Award from Trio House Press, and the Nancy Dew Taylor Award from Emrys Journal. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. He is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.