Now Love is Funny

My Book on Aging
warns that less libido could
mean an Eros be-

yond Eros kicks in.
So that’s what I’ve been feeling.
I smile inwardly

at the young couple—-
his razor-cut skull glistens
as he leans in —- O

the sun is shining
on the snow as they shake it
off. Eros be kind

to us, young and old,
and if I’ve been true to you,
let us still be friends.

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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