trick of the light

the air is damp from the

fleeting rain—

while the sun begins

to shine again

but she doesn't notice the warmth

instead—

she thought she saw him

in the distance

the light gleaming off

his hair;

so

she reached out to

touch him

but she only grasped thin air;

he had disappeared

or perhaps—

he was never there

except

by the trick of the light