Brewpub Confessional

Anyone who saw him
would notice the care he took
at the mirror
would appreciate
the fine choice he lifted
from the hanger in his closet
would be aware
and maybe annoyed
by his appearance, his beauty
made finer by the gray in his hair
and to anyone watching him
at the table with his friend
in the loud bar, beer in hand
it would seem as though he had
everything in the world—
but that is what he lost
and he’s here to find forgiveness
from someone who isn’t his wife
or his lover—
reassurance he is still lovable
to someone who knows him
to someone who will know
by the end of the night
how many women it is possible
for one man to love.





DeMaris
1-16-2022

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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