The Invisible

The Invisible, Long Beach, WA.

ELEMENTARY COSMOGONY by Charles Simic

How to the invisible
I hired myself to learn
Whatever trade it might
Consent to teach me.

How the invisible
Came out for a walk
On a certain evening
Casting the shadow of a man.

How I followed behind
Dragging my body
Which is my toolbox,
Which is my music box,

For a long apprenticeship
That has as its last
And seventh rule:
The submission to chance.

5 thoughts on “The Invisible

  1. Thank you, Richard. I like how they work together. I love Simic’s work, and I was happy with how the tone of the photo came out. I hope it’s more reflective than piteous.

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