”There is an erotics of being not exclusive to its humanized form. All things selve.” Desmond, The Voiding of Being, 212.

Out minding my own

business. A stray snow flake

melts on my forehead.

Water everywhere.

I’m an island with islands

all around. Now this.

Snow analogies.

Everything selves. Who am

I to argue now?

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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