It happens every year like clockwork – green goes to gold and eventually to brittle brown, decay becomes beautiful and the tickle in the back of the throat is unbearable; it is then and there and all at once that longings to pause are met with those insatiable pleas to accelerate.
Thad DeVassie is a multi-genre writer and painter from the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio. His collection, SPLENDID IRRATIONALITIES, was awarded the 2020 James Tate International Poetry Prize. His microchap YEAR OF STATIC contains micro prose with eleven original paintings. Find him online at @thaddevassie.