Monday, August 25, 2014

Robert Demaree- Two Poems


The trouble with making
New friends at
Golden Pines
Is they occupy the homes of
Friends deceased.
Yes, her mother’s cupboard was over there.
Persian rugs, threadbare, noble.
Lay atop beige carpeting.
Voices mingle, blur.
In time, of course,
On the staff at Golden Pines
One generation of caregivers
Will succeed another.


Afternoon in Nicaea,
Convention town near the Black Sea.
The delegates are tired,
Days of haggling,
Abstruse concepts in conflict,
Separated by a single letter.
One side seems to have the upper hand.
Let’s go ahead and vote,
Someone says;
I have a ship to catch.

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. He has had over 700 poems published or accepted by 150 periodicals. For further information see 

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