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A Status Update to the Void

by Richard Colinson

The white box beckons
I am feeling lonely, upset and depressed
But I can't say that, I cannot mention
That your attention, once a gift so rich
Has been withdrawn

Perhaps an amusing link
Something about my life
If I ever did anything worthwhile
Or had anything worth saying

02/21/2010

Author's Note: This is fictional.

Posted on 02/21/2010
Copyright © 2020 Richard Colinson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by V. Blake on 02/21/10 at 06:47 PM

Better to have candor, anyways. Too many hilarious Facebook horror stories at this point. PS: Loved the poem.

Posted by Therese Elaine on 02/23/10 at 12:48 AM

To quote the very famous sentiment spawned from the Mail Art movement..."Senders Receive." If you've never read Saucer of Loneliness by Theodore Sturgeon, you should...it's one of my absolute favourite pieces of writing and I think you'd really enjoy it.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 02/24/10 at 06:51 PM

The tile captured me. And that first line as well. Your poem speaks the aversion we humans have to lingering in someone else's pain. Packs a punch. Thanks.

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