Wow Elizabeth ... there are so many profound statements here, both about society in general, and about your lost love. I'm not a massive fan of free verse ... even when I try and write it myself ... but this ... I get it ... it's as simple as it is complex and it's so relateable ... especially this ...
"But no one wants to waste an afternoon on conversation anymore.
Talk has always been cheap but still we outsourced the work
Decades ago with abbreviations and emojis"
I'm adding it to my faves and I hope it picks up a nomination. Excellent! :-) x
Elizabeth, as always you put it right out there. I feel your loss, I feel your pain and trying to navigate a life without this person in it. I feel your need to connect, really with anyone but in doing so would drain what little stored energy you have right now, plus they aren't this lost love. Well done with this-