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Love's Not Easy on the Internet

Love's not easy on the Internet.
Words alone can be misunderstood.
Love needs eyes and lips and hands to let
The hurt rest easy when the joy feels good.

Lovers can't reach through the opaque screen
To underscore a message with their arms,
To say with touch exactly what they mean
Or give the light caress that anger calms.

Instead, they must rely on faith and trust,
Loving patiently a fleshless soul,
Taking words for kisses 'cause they must,
With full communion their elusive goal.

Be patient, love, and someday soon you'll see
My body tell you what you mean to me.

~ Nicholas Gordon

 

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