Apricity Press Issue 2 March 2017 - Page 21

EMILY AS THE REASON SAFFRON IS IMPOSSIBLE DARREN DEMAREE

The bottle is cold.

The bottle is empty.

The mountains

are very, very real.

I am in the snow

all of the time.

I have only a small

amount of time

I can be naked in

this world. I drink

water, so that I don’t

wander too far

from Emily. I eat

the meat I’m given.

I’ve heard of spices,

but what sort

of ether are they?

I want this world.