Saturday, November 16, 2013

Robert Demaree- Three Tanka Pieces

In The Doorway

Equipment picked up,
Oxygen tanks not needed,
Electric wheelchair.
She tarries in the doorway,
First days of a widowhood.

Moving On

In the parking lot
His son, also old, bald, gray,
Loads the pick-up truck,
Life’s furniture remaindered,
Bound for Assisted Living.

August 2010

Couple paddling by,
Canoe caught in golden glint,
Cool August evening.
Without other evidence
He assumes they are in love.

Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, April 2007, and  Mileposts, October 2009, both published by Beech River Books, and Things He Thought He Already Knew, published online in 2007 by Slow Trains. The winner of the 2013 Burlington Writers Club Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. He has had over 650 poems published or accepted by 150 periodicals. For further information see 

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