21st Century Living

by Jowell Tan

there should be a word:

for that feeling you get
when you want to connect
but you have nothing to talk about;

for that text you receive
that leaves you no route of response
so you leave it and hope they don't get mad;

for that photo you see
of your friends at parties
and you wish so hard that you were with them;

for that "Like" from nowhere
that takes you by surprise
and you are unsure how to proceed;

there should a word for living
out of sync with the twenty-first century.