NEAR PROVIDENCE 14.3.21

A cold raw March day.

Dark skies brood over the Bay.

The slips are empty—

the boats in dry dock.

The emptiness, as the wind

rises, lacks nothing.

I shake like a child.

Is it the coming Spring or

the endless Winter?

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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