Fall 2010


Plate Glass Membrane

Behind plate glass, the Dictionary.
(Book of Books). Below the Book, the Caption:
Every sealed book can be opened;
Else it would not have been sealed.
 
I saw the plate glass window;
I saw the specific weight;
I saw a sound like bells;
I saw the window break.
 
My nostrils filled with fur of glass.
Glass dissolved in seeing.
I saw all there is to see.
There was nothing to see but seeing.
 
I smelt the broken world of splintering words;
Knowledge, and nothing to know;
Light, and nothing to see.
Void would spell all meaning's undertow:
 
No sealed book would be sealed
Could all seals be broken.

JOHN WHEELWRIGHT

 

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