When you

are going down,

Surrender before 

being finished off--

Before losing
all your strength--

Never promising
not to rise again.

Gil Hoy

Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and semi-retired trial lawyer studying poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy previously received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared most recently in Chiron Review, Ariel Chart, The New Verse News, The Potomac, The Penmen Review and elsewhere.

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