Connecting…

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When I talk to you on Facebook video over a shitty connection
Your laughs are followed by the feedback from my own scratchy wheezing
And there’s a period of silence in between
Silence because you’re hearing my voice a second after I speak
Silence because it takes time
For satellites to chew and sputter our sweet nothings
To convert my voice into bits and bites
The folds of your lids into pixels
I am reminded of the pregnant silence between lightning and thunder
The further the storm, the longer the silence

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