We met not at all

In different time zones

Making absolutely no effort

To dress up, dress down

Or even dress

I lay naked in bed

You in pyjamas, (so you claimed)

All bathed, teeth brushed

We watched a dating programme


On laptop and TV

Slightly out of sync

In our respective countries

Exchanging quips

By WhatsApp

Before the briefest

Exchange on the phone

“Night, night”

“Good night”

We fell asleep together

700 miles apart


CLP 30/05/2020


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