Thursday, 13 December 2012
Robert Demaree - 1 Poem
Blue sky, vapor trails:
He tilts back his seat, stirs his drink
And reviews the day.
He thinks of sales made, and not:
Had his suit been crisply pressed?
He closes up his laptop,
Snaps his seat belt shut.
Had his shoes been brightly shined?
He orders another drink.
Our final approach…
How does his balance sheet look?
Will the firm survive?
Please return the tray table…
We’ll be at the gate shortly.
BIO: Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers (2007) and Mileposts (2009), both published by Beech River Books. The winner of the 2007 Conway, N.H., Library Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. He has had over 600 poems published or accepted by 130 periodicals in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the U.K., including Cold Mountain Review, Miller’s Pond, Louisville Review and in four anthologies. For further information see http://www.demareepoetry.blogspot.com
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