Complacentia

After Christmas re-
lief. Shadows of bare trees bold
on the dirty snow.

Coffee alfresco.
Sidewalks overflow. We all
feel like it-people.

We are home for the
holidays. Restlessness sleeps
in the embrace of

the rested heart. Com-
placentia the right word
for this miracle.

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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