Transparent

Transparent
not enough there to stop sight
independent of touch
left behind by too much
and not enough.

Most workers
husbands and wives and orphans
those who forgive others
those who are on the bus
or not like us.

Lower the highlights
backlight the sides
let shadow come forward
it’s in there somewhere
keep on looking straight
through their eyelids
until you don’t care.

Do you want to see
do you want to be seen
or undone?

Transparent on
days you can’t exhale or inhale
hiding in plain view
waiting for all the details
to come true.

At the risk of
turning up missing later on
no nametag or passport
drifting down the Amazon
you go faceless.

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