Anti-date

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

Vicariously

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

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CLP 30/05/2020

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité

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