Love in the Time of Corona
Love in the Time of Corona Their backgrounds matched, When they first met on Zoom. An intimate first glimpse Into the other's bedroom. They shared stories Of before the virus came, And shared their screens Viewed through Microsoft window panes. Their hands touched with A frisson of excited mouse squeals. Their lips caressed the webcam In the hope of a real Feeling, a tangible touch, a desire. Until the moment of tingling expectation, And the screens went blank, dark Alas, an unrequited connection. ___________ Lockdown love, digital dating, virtual meeting. It must be hard to conduct a courtship via webcam.