James Grengs

Rookie (10.31.86 / Attleboro, MA)

Internet Acquaintance - Poem by James Grengs

Hey, you!
Are you
Who you
Say you

My browser
Tells me one thing,
You say another,
Always shifting,

Changing faster
Than an NYC
Stop light.

I don't know you,
I never will,
But can I trust you?
You, who are
Who you think I
Want you to be?
I think
You can be trusted,
Trusted with the secret
Of your identity.

It's a risk, I know,
Talking to you,
But there's a certain thrill
In taking a risk.
So, we chat,
=P .

-though your screenname is cool-
Can listen
To my life secrets,
Because you will never know

Internet acquaitance,
I know your secret-
You are the ghosts
Of my past,
And the spectres
Of my future.
You are not real,
But I am,
So good-bye,
Internet acquaintance.
Reality calls me.

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  • (11/6/2004 9:50:00 PM)

    What a wonderful perspective young lad! Creative and light-hearted...good for you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 6, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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