You Gone

You always said you
loved beyond reason the mo-
ment the plane leaves the

ground, even better
when it levels off! Outside,
the clouds spread out. I

sit here watching the
wind ransack the trees of re-
maining leaves, green-gold

hanging on for dear
life. The riot of sunshine
changes the subject.

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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