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MARION deVOS : A dying fall
MARION deVOS: Trash on the tracks

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MARION deVOS
A dying fall

Fall fades from my years, eluding me in glorious blaze, flocks of birds confuse my eyes, forewarning the next phase. We re not old before we think we are but joints are loose, my heart is weak. Resilience gnarled passion sapped, autumn colors reach their peak. Winter wise, Ill survive, as though a barren tree. No spring return to smooth new limbs, my children grow that part of me.

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MARION deVOS
Trash on the tracks

I shield my ears from the screeching, clanking, rattling, squealing, metal on metal, in the subway sound box. In the spark of the slipstream, savagely whirling trash catches fire: more than four hundred times a year, I hear Hades say from the Underworld. In my cupped hands, I rest my head heavy with trash, scattered on my own tracks, trash I failed to dispose of appropriately. My train of wasteful thoughts speeds up, kindles, burns accompanied by the sound of heavy metal, in the radiating body heat of the crowd closing in .

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MARION deVOS-Hoekstra was born in the Netherlands and is married to a career diplomat. They both served in North Yemen, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Mali, Spain, South Africa and now in New York.

MARION deVOS trained as a teacher of French and as translator French, English and Dutch. She is also fluent in Spanish and German, plays the piano and the guitar, is an amateur ornithologist and makes drawings and aquarelles. Nature, human nature and her nomad life are her main inspiration.


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