Waking from Grief

Sometimes you wake from
your deep grief, from your ‘sleep of
finitude.’ Coffee

smells good again. No-
thing has really changed, the
first sip is too hot.

Things communicate
their familiar dodgy selves.
Between sameness and

otherness, music
plays with your sense of who you
are. You hum along.

Infinity is
community, and includes
both living and dead.

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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