Monday, February 2, 2015

Robert Demaree- Three Poems

Late 2014: Senryu Diary

Early winter rain:
College cafeteria,
Scent of chicken soup.

Would that we might have
A way to erase the past:
Control alt delete.

Passing auto fads:
Christmas wreaths on the front end,
Baby on Board signs.

Ribs ache from coughing,
Not flu but something like it.
December 30.

Very Long Novel

800-page book
Gains steam as it goes along:
I have made good friends.

Commercial Real Estate

Half-empty strip mall,
Outparcels available:
But the Dow is up.

Small, off-brand churches
Keep our struggling strip malls
From going under.

Robert Demaree is the author of three book-length collections of poems, including After Labor Day, published in April 2014 by Beech River Books.  In 2013 his poems received first place in competitions sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the  Burlington Writers Club He is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. His poems have appeared in over 150 periodicals. For further information see  

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