You Abundance

I’d sneak up on you
eating a fresh egg salad
sandwich for breakfast,

Rome coming to life
around you. This memory
courtesy of grief.

Plato says Eros
was conceived by Lack upon
Abundance. I get

that image now, my
lack satisfied once more by
your fresh egg sandwich.

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.

2 thoughts on “You Abundance”

  1. Unbelievable you make me want to eat an Egg salad sandwich! Very beautiful poem so vivid a memory, Very potent! You did it again. This is such a simple Yet deep poem of love.

    You are such an incredible poet. Your gift is so rich. I am truly touched By it.

    Sent from my iPhone



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