Invisible I am as I walk the
heated streets of a bustling city.
Tall as I am you’d think I’d stand out
but I’ve long mastered invisibility.
For the longest sunglasses and hoodies
were the remedy so others couldn’t see me.
But it is only recently that I’ve learned
that no one truly sees in this endless sea of bodies.
I could dance a jig or do a back flip
and no one would even bat an eye my way.
I know this because I did both
on a crowded side walk on a very hot day.
And there was not one person to stop
what they were doing to take even a look.
There were people with their nose in their phones
or eyes down as they walked while reading a book.
I must be too good at being invisible
as no eyes ventured my way.
But then I turned to see you staring
at me with a smile on your face.
Image: Jason Houck