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Digital Love

He’s on your mind. You think about him and your heart flutters Falling asleep has never been easier Yet harder As you think about the future and go into great detail You “love” him. The notification sends shivers down your spine Not chilling ones The contrary You “love” him. Not the notification left by him… You don’t know him. All you know is how it feels when his name crosses your screen Digital love isn’t real love You don’t really know him You do know the sound of an alert that happens to be from him He hasn’t responded in over a day Is he okay You don’t know him But I “love” him You “love” the idea of him Behind screens he’s a dream but in real life he’s nowhere to be found You dream of real love but you live through Digital love.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/13/2019 3:11:00 PM
Ooh I remember that feeling Honor from my online dating days... fortunately before smartphones so I could switch it off. I think it would be far too all-consuming now. You’re right. You fall in love with the little notification dots, not the man! Nicely expressed!
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