Jun 10

The Facebook Sonnet

a poem

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Poetry, fiction, and essays by Sherman a alexie
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Welcome to the endless high school
reunion. Welcome to past friends
and lovers, however kind or cruel.
Let’s undervalue and unmend 

the present. Why can’t we pretend
every stage of life is the same?
Let’s exhume, resume, and extend
childhood. Let’s all play the games

that occupy the young. Let fame
and shame intertwine. Let one’s search
for God become public domain.
Let church.com become our church.

Let’s sign up, sign in, and confess
here at the altar of loneliness.