“Our posthumous thinking, which releases us beyond the bounds of the rational universal, also cultivates our attentiveness to the divine otherness at work in determining processes of becoming.” Takeshi Morisato, Faith and Reason, 131.

Susurration and

loud birds over my head as

I walk under old

trees renewed for now.

For now I walk without pain.

It’s been a good walk,

solitary, com-

panioned by the gift of time.

I wave to the dogs

that bark from trim yards

sporting Black Lives Matter signs.

They know their limits.

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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