Coronavirus XLII (amor loci)

I’m back at my desk—-
the papers, cookies, coffee—-
after our visit.

The book opens to
‘the laws of free fall’ (Hugo
Ball). You interrupt.

Your transparencies
free from your depths rare colors

your truth to the sky
in gentle shallow waves. I
felt included, o-

verwhelmed. Silly me.
I will come back. Now I feel
a little sheepish.

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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