a glimpse of smoke

you’re there and not
a glimpse of smoke
hides you in sight

return to where
you don’t exist
my eyes deceive
me of your presence

flash of neurons
twitch out of view
as soon as i see
you’re not there

light draws scrutiny
lost right away
one bat of the eye
you fly astray

glb /// “a glimpse of smoke”
originally published 08/01/2019

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