Lines West: ‘The Apparently Absent’
The Apparently Absent
Six months after Beau’s death
Bill is still looking for his dog.
With Alzheimer’s and a sad family life
all he has are his memories, people think.
They forget memory is a mystery:
he looks not for what is gone
but for what is present.
One ought to know one has arrived
at The Invisible Village
when one can not see it.
— Jorge H. Aigla
(from Intimate Microscopy)