”This singular is not a pointillistic particular. To put it in terms of hearing: it voices itself, it utters itself— though there is more than self-voice….The singing of transcendence as other seems to come over the singing of our self-transcending.” G&B 135

A fat fuzzy fly

has joined me in my room at

the top of the house.

By flying around

it seems more important than

it is. After all,

it’s Fall. I forget

it’s here most of the time. We

share oblivion.

We communicate,

turn the void into echo,

silence into buzz.

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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