Change of Plans

It’s cooling down. Cold
rain washes summer dust from
the street. How it gleams

in the grey light. Golf
plans indefinitely off.
Remember winter.

Her summer tan fades.
You stay indoors, make longer
love. Each passing mo-

ment goes beyond it-
self. In the flush flesh colors
the world mauve and pink.

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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