Between the Cracks

Ceci misses you.
She snuggles against the piles
of books that rise from

the floor in your ab-
sense. This is how we live now.
She may wonder where

you’ve gone. Between you
and me her whole life happens.
Between you and me

not much happens now.
Do I glimpse between the cracks
the sparkling flowing

ground, the origin
of the play of shadows that
animates this life?

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at 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 and other sites.

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