Eros Tyrannos

Our tyrant crowds im-
migrant children into jails
and orders: Don’t dare

touch each other! Has
sadism ever failed our
Tyrant? Touching is

humanity’s root.
Try going without a hug
for a spell. You will

look at strangers as
beautiful, their inner worth

or you’ll praise Eros
Tyrannos, your sexy wife
not sexy enough.

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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