Outside Providence LVI (fascination)

The glistening black
of the cormorant on the
sunbleached platform in

the cove: appearing
at my mind’s intersection
with infinity—-

which is to excuse
the fascination of an
old man loitering

in the heat of noon.
As if I needed reasons
to look one last time.

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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