POEMS OF DAVID WILEY     


AFFIRMATION

OF 

A SUBMARINE EMPIRE

 

In the clairvoyant's vision of Atlantis

there are pedestals, columns

and fallen entablatures

in a deep sea scene without life.

 

That would be too much

Like a movie property; everyone

knows that movies are fake.

 

If there is a real Atlantis

at the bottom of a real sea

it must look a lot like the castles

that people put in their aquariums

for the pleasure and mystification

of the disbelieving goldfish. 

 


All images and text copyrighted.  All rights reserved.    Copyright 2002 David Wiley.