Nil Admirari

On a cool bright day
a smart lady walks down Broad.
She’s wearing Gucci

shoes, and I think of
you. Gucci shoes, Gucci shoes,
you loved your Gucci

shoes. Rome, Paris, Bath,
black patent Gucci shoes. In
later years you leaned

on me, and I did
too much admire your pretty
feet in Gucci shoes.

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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