Reading A Book

Paul recommended I read
Moby Dick with my eyes closed.

He said he got the idea
from a Nick DePascal poem.

With eyes shut, I envisioned
a small New England whaling town.

My envisioning was in black and white.
My flip book images were not period accurate.

My imaginings were derivative woodcuts
from the Moby Dick I leafed through in high school.

My white whale
was a white whale.

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