the way I slipped out,
a wisp in the dark—
it’s as though
I never existed;
and this new anonymity—
it’s my drink of choice!
You cannot grasp a ghost.


Arvilla Fee teaches English and is the managing editor for the San Antonio Review. She has published poetry, photography, and short stories in numerous presses, and her poetry books, The Human Side and This is Life, are available on Amazon. You can visit her website: