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It is 2 AM and I am boiling

In the shower, I scald my skin hard and red, like the crabs my uncles would throw into pots of bubbling water, Burns beget steam and I smell my grandpa’s…

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A Damaged Thinker #25

Amazingly, absence can be breathe, too.   Darren C. Demaree is the author of four poetry collections. He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology.  …


The Shiny Underneath

When my mom woke up crying I felt sad and angry. Sad, because my mom just had her stomach pumped. Angry, not at my mom, but at my dad who…