The Wall’s Dream
written by Mathias Svalina with Timothy Smith
Within the city sit an infinite number of ghost towns, each sharing the same streets & buildings, the citizens of one ghost town only ghosts to the citizens of another. The ghosts of all the ghost towns walk by me, lean their backs against my cool stone on hot days, sit against me when they need to be held up. Photographs appear on my surface & disappear. A man in a cluttered room. The sleek muscle & tendon of a horse’s neck. A body tossing a smaller body into the air. A face submerged in opaque water. People from separated ghost towns stop & look at the photographs. Through the images they can see into the other ghost towns, see the Buffalos they inhabit but never experience, see the faces of those who had before only seemed like ghosts.