MICHAEL PALMER

February 10, 2011

Internet Dating

O vast endless field of
World Wide Loneliness.

You reveal the mystery of your soul
with a list of your hobbies
and favorite TV shows.

Enhancing this
with a photograph of yourself
mmmencased in a billowy parka
on top of a snow covered peak.
Or sitting on a couch
your shirt unbuttoned
a hole or two
mmmyour feet resting on a fluffy carpet.
You smile on cue.

Last but not least:
you give
the income you desire in the Other.

Bravely, you put it all “out there”
for the world to view.
You hope someone will notice.
Someone
anyone, anyone
but you.

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I have had poetry published in The Berkeley Poetry Review, Milvia Street, the Berkeley Daily Planet, Quiet Lightning Sparkle and Blink 2.0,  Poets for Living Waters and Ultrarunning Magazine
I have a degree in English from U.C. Berkeley.  I’m employed as an administrative assistant at U.C. Berkeley.

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