On a screen

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.