He moved through our world quietly
transient, but not in a way you might notice
he did not create drama; did not seek out conflict
Certain people come and go with little fanfare
if you would ask later, after the fact, many will not remember seeing him
his appearance was nondescript, his behavior unremarkable
Were there pictures of his time here?
Does anyone have written evidence of his existence
did he have a residence, did he take up space?
Few of us keep track of the cars that drive through our streets without stopping
or airplane passengers who deboard alone, walking through our terminals,
seeking an exit, not familar faces
Our days are filled with what we know and who we know
it is easy to disregard the lives that stroll by us
visible, but not considered