A poem about the rush of people to date online.
Hey I just got online
If you have some time
I’d really like to unwind
How are you today?
No I’m not gay
Why should I give you my life history?
Cannot I keep some parts of myself a mystery?
Like my face, feelings and hidden pains
I won’t allow them all to see!
We sit on a world of science, secret faiths, and utter lunacy
Pushing borders to become lovers
Is this all you perceive?
Words on a screen describe everything about me?
Are we truly free?
These words are nothing but linear thoughts
They scroll down your screen made of pixels that started out as dots
So why define me by the words I scrawl?
That won’t do, no not at all.
I’m appalled that you ask how tall I am
As if that will make any difference, like if my name is Sam
Or Damien or Andy or Sandy
A name does not define my inner man
As one philosopher said “I think, therefore I am!”
I am not you
Nor would I want to be
All I can do is be me
And I’m proud of the future life I see.
The child reborn blessed the best in thee.