What a magical place the internet seemed.
Once I signed up for e-mail, transformations began.
Charming ladies, were keen to date.
(Identifying as “hot local milfs.”)
These sounded a pleasant change
from those ice maidens
who blanked me
on lonely shopping trips.
Next, appeared financial offers
by the very rich.
People warned against responding.
Revealing cynical negativity.
“Your worldview must be sad, indeed,” I thought,
“Not trusting Nigerian royalty
with basic bank details.”
Sharp insight of strangers, also impressed.
Intuiting hidden desires.
For male enhancement products.
And female company.
How could they possibly know me, so well?
It felt a little spooky.
Though other messages made no sense.
As if tormented minds shared
Some spam undermined itself
using blatant brand names
in a web address.
But certain complimentary mail
one wished were genuine.
“You’ve done a formidable job on the blog!”
“Our community’s grateful to you.”
Had tech giants noticed Me?
Then why did stats stay low?
A special comment lit new sparks
amid my loneliness:
“I’m extremely pleased, finding your great site!”
Wrote Ukraine high-class escort.
“I truly savoured every part of it.
And have you saved in favourite.”
Might this be my muse, at last?
Wistfully, I sighed.
Imagining melancholy beauty.
A passionate Slavic soul.
I yearned to hear her exotic accent.
Or speak my only Russian words.
(Perhaps provoke a smile?)
Grown too old to meet her, now.
(Could I even afford to?)
a poor man still has dreams.
That internet magic
And keeps me
(Should this piece have a British irony alert, at the top?
Can my sense of humour work without emojis?)
I took a blogging break, this month; for the first time in three years.
Had fun, discovering new sites, and interacting.
Meant to post last Sunday, but messed up.
A poem refused to go right.
Anxiety set in.
(“Maybe I can’t write poetry any more?”)
Then late night, brain-fog, and exhaustion, wore me down.
So another week was lost.
Art on the blog is mine: I hope you like it?
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