Plenty

I wake up early
in disbelief. The birds cry
from yard to snowy

yard. I think desire
is distance personified.
The face of this world

blushes. It’s corny,
my poverty is complete
but I feel wanted.

Want fucked Plenty, says
Plato, and begot Eros.
I can believe it.

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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