Your Next Life

I watch white apple
blossoms detach from pink child-
hood and blow here and

there. I feel nothing.
But then a car, windows down,
passes, and a song

I knew by heart blows
me away. Apple blossoms
glow in the distance.

Life is risk. Hang out
and a coincidence may
trigger your next life.

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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