3. He exists mainly in my mind, like a mirage

Topaz ?
Author Topaz ?
Collection The Cage We Make

Distinctly missing C— today, realized he exists mainly in my mind. 

That’s where he resides most of the time, not in my presence, not anywhere near me. 

He’s like a mirage. 

Shimmering, taunting, disappearing. 

Reflecting more of me and my reaction to him than anything else. 

The mere thought of him can buoy my most mundane moment, like a private joke.

But not today.

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