At the Scene

It’s a breezy dark
day but off and on the scene
is lit up without

warning. The leaves that
shook now shake and shine, the clouds
above them blinding.

Then it’s over. No
one notices. The traffic
itself blazed, metal

and plastic flashing
mercury-like, but drivers,
thank God, kept driving.

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Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Portland OR and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. His blogs include poemswithoutborders.com He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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