• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 04

Emoji Tears

bring home the bacon
and onions for dinner
while speaking love and nicknames
through hugging emojis
without scents of armpits, gasoline, pot
and the smallest little eyes
the phone pinging with each second
you could at least use a Zoom screen
and absorb a smile
wave at a face, a table, a room you haven’t seen
in a year
a face that fizzles through electronic distance
but this way
only emojis see you cry