Love’s Idiocy

Yes I’m a morning
person, or persons. Day dawns
on the cold plaster.

Distances singing
in the just-lit tree tops. O
intimate beings!

I am not myself.
I am being drawn out of
myself, multiple.

Someone downstairs makes
coffee. I ident-
ify with that smell.

It sets the table
for love’s idiocy, which
let’s me speak for it.

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.

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