Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 32

Chapter 32 Cetology 

a spouting fish, with a horizontal tail

A found poem collaged from Chapter 32, in which nothing happens.


unshored exhibitions torture me

to what purpose this unwritten life

scientific or poetic

the architect or the builder

hunters, philosophers, jewelers

and watchmakers

he attains length and latitudes

but let him go

you cannot prove his poison

a half-fabulous omen

I have lowered for him



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