The Undergoing

After weeks of smoke
from wildfires in the Gorge, rain
and now crystalline

air. Snow in the Cas-
cades. Familiar Mt. Hood.
I keep seeing your

face, hearing you call —
just kids in the street, car lights
on the wall at night.

You’ve changed utterly
and not at all. Brightness falls
from the thinning trees.

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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