You Saved

I’ve done it, gone through
the photographs you saved not
for me to see but

for that mythic self,
futureless, ever-present.
I’d say “We’ve done it.”

Together we saw
you kissing your girl friend on
Nantucket — lovely

girl; architecture
in Berlin, Vienna, elsewhere.
Numerous boyfriends.

You had wonderful
taste. I saved a few for my
own eternity.

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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