Thursday, July 9, 2015

Robert Demaree- Two Poems


Old man in hip boots
Casts his line for small-mouth bass,
Leans on his walker.
The pond laps at old metal,
Resting on the bottom.


Have you looked closely at
The signature block on e-mails you get,
The way people wish to be taken,
Name and position, of course,
But also verses of scripture,
Gnomic utterances:
Yesterday is but today’s memory,
and tomorrow is today’s dream.
Someone I know
Includes the results
Of his Myers-Briggs test.
I rather prefer the habit of texting:
With no signature
At all.

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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