Disappearing Ink

by Bill Yarrow

The inverse of dis­ap­pear­ing ink
is invis­i­ble ink, writ­ing (with
lemon juice, for exam­ple) which
can be seen only when warmed
(that is to say, burned). I guess,
their mar­riage was kind of like that,
him writ­ing with ink that dis­ap­peared
over time, her writ­ing with ink no one
could see. As the years passed, she could
no longer find him, though she looked hard.
As the years passed, he couldn't read her
(could he ever?) even as she became heated.
They didn't run out of each other's ink.
They just grew tired of read­ing, I think.