NEAR PROVIDENCE 20.4.21

No necessity

as ducks outshine emerald

in the spring sun. No

necessity when

“guilty, your Honor” concludes

a bad cop’s trial.

No necessity

unites the community.

The Good gives off sparks

sparkling in the tears

that keep on falling, falling,

lacrimae rerum.

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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