A migraine's aura
swallows an eye
from a face
into gapless, absent
folds of unseeing.

His scars concealed,
the three-legged cat
limps fluidly along
a soft shore
redrawn by storms.

John Tipton, "Phantoms" from Paramnesia. Copyright © 2016 by John Tipton. Reprinted by permission of Flood Editions..
Source: Paramnesia (Flood Editions., 2016)
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