The Balance

It’s the first day of
Autumn, day and night balanced.
Global warming and

oil futures and will-
to-power are constants but
a man on a skate-

board is weaving up
and down the street, back to the
boathouse and the bay

repeatedly. It
is hard to believe, utter-
ly superfluous.

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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