A Week of Poems: Wednesday, “Connected”

CONNECTED

I don’t doubt that the couple in the booth,
who are both looking at their phones
instead of talking to each other,
are totally in love.

They’re taking pictures of their food
so they can remember this date
when they’re old and gray,
looking at their Facebook timelines.

They will think back on the meal,
and the looks they shared between status updates,
and the number of likes they got,
and smile.

Call me a romantic.

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