Coronavirus XL (road home)

A nip of Dewars
for the long walk home in the
rain. Geese graze the grass

of the waterview
estates. Pure appetite. Sleep
of finitude. But

loved beyond measure.
Excited they spread their great
white wings and honking

to the dark skies leave
me alone on the road, the
gift of mortal life.

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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