A Whatsapp War

Feb 2, 2023

My finger is heavy with this link

that I’ve copied but not pasted

and I don’t know where to leave this thing

now that we’re not talking.

I copied it like a muscle memory

unwilling to let go of a past

where affection was carried in finger-fulls

of meme and link and obscure interests

in warmly lit Whatsapp windows.

But this link prickles on my finger now,

a sticky thing that weighs me down…

So I paste it in our old window,

and in a brief moment of respite,

watch it sit there, unsent.