Why I write? I am
unstable, restless, and it
calms me down a bit.

Eros as between
my need and the world’s glory
will not let me be.

Mania won’t do.
As a child I lost myself
in my mother’s Vogue.

Religion? But
I resist the temptation
to shatter old words.

Next door the children
scream and laugh—they are playing
the same games we played.

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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