Rule

Tonight the wind rules.
Structure too passes. Who tells
dancers from the dance?

Solid as roadkill
then lofted by gusts tonight
discarded Christmas

Trees command all space.
It’s a village tradition.
Removed by morning.

I move between them
on my way home, for now i-
dentical in cold.

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 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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