Stephen De Marino

Rookie - 0 Points (04-30-70 / Lemoore, California)

Biography of Stephen De Marino

This poet claims the Northern Humboldt Area of California as his home. When not writing, he is a Delivery Driver, Football Coach, Father of one, and doting husband.
Though having gone through a hiatus recently, this poet is dipping his toes back into the poetic flow, attempting to gain some surcease from madness. Having been raised colorblind in a color bound world, his naivety at the world scarred him some when he finally realized that people dont really like each other much of the time. Much of that shock is what has inspired him to write.
Leonard Cirino, Henry Rollins, Carl Sandburg, and Wilfred Owen are listed amongst this poets influences and favorites.
Non-poetic influences include, Tom Osborne, Lou Holtz, Vince Lombardi, C.S. Friedman, William Dietz, S.M. Stirling, Tom Clancy, and Brian Jacques, all of which have influenced the style, pacing and content of his poetry.

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Coos Bay Coffee Shop

Coffee shop in Oregon
Door hidden in the wall
Smoke lingers 'round the table
Easy joking regulars
Caffeine and nicotine breath
Greeting my stumbling entry
I make my order
Without a verbal response
From the sallow faced