Silver Codgers

We have come through to
the edge of our lives. We sip
coffee and eavesdrop.

Our voices crack. We
groan as we shift in our chairs.
We find each other

hysterical. Yet
we are the seeking of love’s
criss-crossing arrows.

We silver codgers
are beside ourselves sitting
beside each other.

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 tom.develyn@comcast.net. 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 http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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