- Poetry & Prose
once you’ve spent the weekend with your closest friend
lying with her on the couch in between the times
when she’s bleeding the blood that is a relief, but also a reminder
of the worst night of her life
you don’t need a digital lesson
in how to treat others
you get nothing out of being one of thirteen thousand:
checking a box by
spacing out during a talk
or playing a game in one browser
while a video plays, muted, in another.
and the person who is going to go on to do
what someone else once did to your friend:
that person is not learning a lesson
by being one of the thirteen thousand.
that person is rolling his eyes
joking with his friends
checking the box, spacing out, playing a game.