"Latent Image"

by Jeph Johnson

Yes, I notice

on Instagram

her smile
beaming brightly
from behind
her virile firewall


who is no longer me
(or my concern) 
for she is no longer mine.


It must really
piss her off
that I think about her
more than he does;

and that she's

on my mind 

more than his. 


She never snaps those selfies.


Those negatives lay undeveloped

in the back of her mind
where I used to be.

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