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On Love, Technology and LDR
by Abigail Cruz Oliva


Data transmits at 54kbps
as I lay still, eyes transfixed
at the computer screen
waiting for our time
to finally come.

I constantly tap on my phone's keypad
trying to fit what I feel into 160 characters
definitely trying to bridge the distance
relying on technology to get to you.

The cursor on my PC animates
as I patiently wait..
the sand on the hourglass
constantly falls,
the waiting continues.

Email sent. Message sent.

Technology attempts to bring us closer
at 54kbps, at 160 characters per message
making us believe that it can bridge the gap
the distance between us.

But why do I continuously long for you?

Your smile, your touch, your kiss
the warmth of your embrace
your comforting words.

I miss you.

And technology cannot emulate
your touch, your kiss
the warmth of your embrace
the comfort of your voice
as you whisper in my ear.

I terribly wish I could be with you.
I really do.

19 February 2003
13:37

© Abigail Cruz Oliva
     painting by Waway Linsahay Saway

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