The Silk Dress by Roderick Townley

You have been going downRT in restaurant

dawdling when suddenly she

sweeps up the staircase,


loose hair streaming, her dress

an avalanche of lost

messages. Turn


on your heel. After her.

In a moment reverse

a lifetime of error.

~ Roderick Townley

Author of fifteen books and two children, Roderick Townley is known for his novels for young readers, including The Great Good Thing and The Door in the Forest. He has published two volumes of poetry and won many honors, the greatest of which is his marriage to poet Wyatt Townley. and

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