Binary System

Tracy May Fuad

Wear the shirt I like –
         the sheer one, because

the only way I can see a thing
         is if it’s not really there –

I’ll admit that I liked
         the proximal danger

of warzones – I can’t recall
         the last time I felt anything

but I guess that
         that is a feeling –

There are so many kinds
         of trees in the world

But only one kind of human –
         with a finite number

of blinks and a singular need
         to be seen –

to flicker on the flatscreen
         of someone else’s

retina, appearing as proof 
        on the loose.