And as you blink, your body flickers before me.
Each flutter of the eyelid sends electrical
Your eyes are steely grey lenses that glare
Without seeing me.
But I can see you, or rather, my vision penetrates
Through you, as your pallid complexion fades
To a translucent
And your blank face clouds over with something like boredom.
I notice that your ethereal eyes become distracted, damaged, hollow.
Your holographic skin loses its shimmer, grows
Cold and dull,
The life drains out of every virtual atom…
A sudden dizziness overwhelms me.
A strangled scream escapes my soul and
E c h o e s
I lunge forward, grasping for you, but you slip
Through my fingers as they pierce your frail flesh.
As my hands move frantically, your body dissipates
Into dense white swirls,
Which hiss as they curl
Away with the breeze
Tears roll down my cheek as I consider the strength of the hallucination –
You were never mine and never will be.