Hot Flashes

Desire spills from the
eaves, everywhere, the gas
station, older homes,

the whole neighborhood
of sparrows. In old pictures,
Aphrodite’s com-

panions. So, yes,
sudden pangs for your touch, you,
in particular,

as I walk to work.
Not memories, hot flashes
of our becomings.

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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