Blush

What does it mean when
I love to study your face,
your living, moving

face? I’m sure you no-
tice. Is that a blush I see
on your subtle cheek?

Do I perpetrate
the infamous objecti-
vizing gaze? I hope

not; I hope without
design, without hope if hope
betrays this moment.

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. 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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