‘Away’ by Albert Goldbarth examines the question of what it means to disappear. The speaker discusses what can disappear in the blink of an eye, how whole cities or groups of people can disappear, and how individuals can disappear inward in romantic relationships.
We think a blink is tiny but
it's the size of all of our eyelashes, it's
the length of a drop of a meteor
that could rub out City Hall