Matthew Borczon

Death in the Modern Era

When you learn
a friend died
on Facebook
you stop to wonder
if he was alone
at the end

Were we all
too busy typing
to hold his hand

And you imagine
the last moment
when the very last
breath shook out
of his lungs

You feel a boot kick
right in the center
of your chest

Then you click
the sad face
emoji and
sigh

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