A hunter of signs—-
signs of what? Who knows? On the
way down to breakfast

I cross paths with o-
ther older people out stretch-
ing their legs. We wave.

At breakfast I ask
Jessica, who brings the orange
juice, ‘You a dancer?’

We talk about it.
Her passion for dance is clear.
She moves with such grace.

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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