Invisible by Fabrice Poussin

Decades have flown by like comets in
 the thick darkness of unknown spaces
 leaving a gentle tail of magical sands.

 He continues his steadfast journey
 carefree through a dragnet of faces
 without features, robots in a crowd.

 Dim tales slowly vanish upon the cosmos;
 will they subsist long enough to be captured
 by the eyeless souls of those passers-by?

 Choices are few for the invisible wanderer
 making small waves with his feeble wings
 no one notices the fierce fires of his pains.

 He recalls a glimpse of those lovely days
 when he imagined he could be seen
 smiling at those who merely ignored him.

 He can find no anchor in this odd diversity
 alone his warmth turns to a frigid death
 as the shooting star disappears for another century.

 Closing those tired thoughts he is resigned
 as he considers these lines once in darker ink
 have now faded as he to oblivion.
Photo by Skitterphoto on

About the Poet:

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.  

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