”Only the finite can be augmented. The giving augments the being of the finite, in the sense of making it more than nothing, making it to be, with an otherness that is its own.” Desmond, G&B 313.

Debts on my mind, I

have never been free of debts.

Some can be repaid.

Capitalism will

kill consciousness if you let

it. I take a walk.

In the cove, under

the plantation garden, an

egret steals color

from the dying day.

Ducks take one more turn. Others

flow as from Nothing.

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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