yes, real

I just wrote a poem about online friendships. In tears.

work in progress

they tell me it’s not real
they say these friendships aren’t the same as
face to face,
meeting for coffee, being in
the same
physical location

and yet
these tears I cry today are real
as are you, the friend who has just…

it is easier to vanish
in the online world

and I will probably never know
what happened
and you, my friend
will never know
what a very real hole you left
in my heart

I wish you well, and I will miss you.

© Meirav M. 2016

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hardest is watching
someone you love
struggle and struggle and struggle and you just know
that there’s nothing you can say to help.
they already know all that stuff, the things you think of saying, but they know it on a theoretical level and it’s not going to sink into their hearts just by you saying this stuff again and again.
so you watch, and you weep, and you hope for the day
when they’ll have peace at last
and it’s not likely to come through anything you say.