The girl sat in the dark
On her laptop, doing nothing else

She was busy watching things that were funny
But deep down she felt nothing

Then, one day, she saw outside
And the people playing and talking
And all she could think was, “I wish that were me.”

So she tried going out,
Talking to people she didn’t know or care about

But she felt sad
And lonely
And didn’t laugh for days, months, or years

Until she sat in front of her computer once again
And watched those stupid videos

But something was different this time
She felt something

kh ’17