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Albert Wendt

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A door is the presence 
of opening
and shutting, the feel
of swinging
inwards and outwards,
a pulling back
or a pushing forward,
the expectation of visitors
(and departures),
the hoarding
of secrets and privacy,
a locking in
a locking out,
the return
the escape, the possibility
of all that.

A door contemplates all
its possibilities
and knows
it is all
other doors.


Albert Wendt


Last updated 11 May 2001