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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  • knot Available (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