At the Providence Mall

It does seem that girls
and women as a rule of-
fer more to look at,

being less stressed out
by the stress of being them-
selves among others.

Or perhaps it’s just
me, though a certain lad I
run into downtown

sports Paul Smith bracelets
of rainbow colors. I have
got to get me some.

People say that’s so
not you. You blush. Beauty ex-
ceeds your wish to please.

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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