it ain’t a choir #43 — Darren C. Demaree

trust the animals they don’t lie be an animal don’t lie the performance is a third
eyeball we do not need get low stay low if you need to walk on two legs if you’re
ready for reality fall into the mouth if you must be willing be willing be willing to
carry your ash to the finishing don’t tell me you’ve evolved we are still running
from fires

Darren C. Demaree is the author of fourteen poetry collections, most recently Unfinished Murder Ballads (October 2020, Backlash Press). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry and is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.