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I am virtual

December 8, 2010
By jujums1 GOLD, New York, New York
jujums1 GOLD, New York, New York
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I sleep half awake
Ears open for a beep
Signalling a new message
Was received

In a parallel world
Ruled by satellites
I sing out of tune and
Laugh silently to a joke
Without hand gestures
Or facial exclamations

I don't weep tears,
I weep words that can't replace them
But they do

I kiss and I whisper
Love words to a picture,
A 2D version of the man
With whom I share
A bed too cold

I devour the buffet
In a blinking hotel advert
And pause for lunch
When time permits

And the Carribean is already
A paradise too far
The saturated blue of its sky
And the tint of green of its water
Are colors too perfect

My touch is a mouse click
My look is perpetual
My mood can't be read
Through emoticons
And my voice is...
The light beating of the keyboard buttons?

I am virtual -
And although I have not seen you
In the physical external world
I know who you think you are
Or say you are
Because I know you are virtual too.

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