I’m DeMaris. I’m new here on WordPress. I’m a poet, an artist, a wife and a mother.
My poetry is all of these things at different times: true, imagined, risky, simple, accessible, heart-wrenching, shocking, erotic, personal and universal. I hope that these things add up to a few meaningful moments as you read a poem or two.
I write about what happens, and what doesn’t happen. I often write as if I’m writing characters in a novel. My inspiration comes from many sources: conversations I overhear, Facebook posts I read, news stories, etc.
I feel the same things you feel: Joy, guilt, beauty, despair. I say things many people want to say, but can’t say. Shouldn’t say. Need to say. Won’t say. I try to use my voice to fill the gaps that we all fall into.
I hope my poems are a pinprick to the ho-hum of your day. I hope they punch you in the gut if they don’t make you cry. And I hope they all sound at least a little bit familiar.