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WHITE WHALE REVIEW
WILLIAM WEITZEL
William Weitzel was born in Manhattan and has lived in San Antonio, TX and Boston. He recently moved back to the U.S. from Lisbon, Portugal, lives in Cambridge, MA, and teaches expository and creative writing at Harvard College.
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William Weitzel

MAKING PHENOMENA OUT OF LOVE

 

You are caught between

perceiving and understanding

as though it were balancing

to stride in the middle, with one eye looking through light.

 

The other like a deer’s ear craning inward.

 

There are others. Not everyone is hearing this roll of drums

or the banana leaves curling and uncurling.

 

We have started slow. With the old notions

inside and out.

 

Then you arrive here. Where you do not quite believe one or the other.

 

Where I am the one taking and untaking. Doing this preposterous

business of the hands. Making you mine. Walking out

 

into the light, all blinded, and climbing back in with your heart.

 

Copyright © William Weitzel. White Whale Review, issue 1.1


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