NEAR PROVIDENCE 10/26/20

After my haircut

I bought Japanese whisky

to share with a friend.

No friend, no whisky—

that’s my rule. On the way home

Fall mist soaked me through.

The whisky warmed me,

the haircut raised my hope in

eternal friendship.

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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