“By thinking about the singular as the singular (i.e., an irreducible this), we find the passage to the divine origin from which its incontrovertible onceness is derived.” Takeshi Morisato, Faith and Reason, 185.

I almost tripped o-

ver it. High summer’s mirror,

empty, leaning there,

a motorcycle,

cold metal, dreamed in light of

the road ahead. Some-

one’s, now away from

it, maybe watching me look

at myself in it

and finding nothing

beyond the beauty of the

bike, his pride and joy.

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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