Living and dying on a screen,
with numbers that tell a story,
but not the tales close to the
ground that only a few can see.
Charts that show the trends of
populations and ends cannot
show dissolution cold and tears
warm from recent loss and grief.
Numbers lie not because they are
untrue but in hiding the human that
is filled with loss, despair, grief and
the tentacles of a hopeless fear.
So, we are dying and living on a screen,
that tells us of the state of the world
and nothing of the world of humans
living together and through death apart.