Four Poems

By Marc Darnell

Safe House

haunted

Coated For Easy Swallowing

the compulsion to drink water


Marc Darnell is a floor tech and online tutor in Omaha NE, and has also been a phlebotomist, hotel supervisor, busboy, editorial assistant, farmhand, devout recluse, and incurable brooder — leading to near auto collisions. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa, and has published poems in The Lyric, Eclectic Muse, Skidrow Penthouse, Shot Glass Journal, The HyperTexts, Candelabrum, Quantum Leap, Aries, Ship of Fools, Open Minds Quarterly, The Fib Review, Verse-Virtual, Blue Unicorn, and The Pangolin Review among others.

Like what you read? Give Awkward Mermaid a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.