point-and-click nostalgia

your letter remains unwritten
in a corner of the room
that never sees daylight.
as always
my memory is more forgiving
than the compression algorithms
and no amount of enhancement
could erase the smile
that wasn't there
but then again
I could never see the dark spaces
between the pixels.

Paul David Mena
22 March, 1997
Somerville, MA

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