Monday, January 11, 2016

Robert Demaree- Haiku

    Nostalgia 1948—1968

    Dim childhood heroes
    Eddie Joost, Hank Majeski
    Philadelphia A’s.

    Sunday after church
    Family in living room
    Tchaikovsky playing.

    Pink button-down shirt
    Oxford cloth, those scuffed white bucks
    Nineteen fifty-four.

    Fraternity boys
    Weekend trips to Myrtle Beach
    Empty beer bottles

    Wedding trip hotel
    We can no longer afford
    On the Outer Banks.

    Solemn procession
    Marching to Morehouse College
    April, sixty-eight.

Robert Demaree is the author of three book-length collections, including After Labor Day (2014) published by Beech River Books. He presents poetry readings, seminars and workshops in North Carolina (October through June) and New England (June through October). His work has recently appeared in the Chaffin Review. 

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