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video games & virtual lovers

i lost you in the early morning hours,

under the waning crescent moonlight

that creeps through our dark blue curtains that you bought to keep out the sun,
but i keep pulled to the side so that its warmth will fill the room and wrap its arms around me.

i couldn’t find you in the shadows that cower in the corners
of our empty apartment,

or under the covers of our bed too full of pillows and sleepy animals.

instead i found you hiding behind the bright computer screen,

naked and laughing at an online friend,
or perhaps a virtual lover you’ve spent more time with than

all of the time you’ve spent with me.

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