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Dancing Muse 2


The Art of David Wiley


Fatal Disappearance


As the ghost of the spirit,

as the ghost of the flesh,

the vessel made of phosphenes,

the towering shadow 

of the last person left,

fades in and out,

almost palpable,

at times almost a force,

moved and moving,

enchanted, as a garden

at dawn is enchanted,

seen and seeing,

at times,

breathing, even singing,

at times,

taking shape,

now and then,

becoming a Hydra,

at times inventing

the specter of progeny,

of its own design for bridges

between skin,

between fingertips,

between the memories

in the eyes,

it tells us again

that the patient

will not live

unless the patient

can find a way

to occupy some space.

Art and Poetry Selection:
Lissa Tyler Renaud

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David Wiley, painter-poet: graduate of U. Kansas; studied at Mexico City College and with artist Ignacio Belen in Barcelona. Widely traveled, he exhibits throughout California and abroad. Wiley has published two volumes of poetry: Designs for a Utopian Zoo (1992) and The Face of Creation (1996). Since 2005, Wiley has received large mural commissions in Arizona, Mexico and California. Wiley is a longtime contributor to Scene4: paintings, poems, meditations on art, creative non-fiction. To inquire about his paintings, click here.
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