Miss Avatar World Competition girl by Brianna Beresford
Pamela Smyk Cleary / 2009
She isn’t real, your cyber sweetheart
she doesn’t actually exist,
abiding only in web and wires –
fantasy, fallacy, fiction.
No flesh and blood,
no bones about her –
only bits and bytes,
images, icons, illusions.
Seduced by cerebral web log,
ephemeral e-zine, blinded by
visceral vision of avatar,
allure of sensual forum figment
blissfully oblivious to her cut & paste
reformatted clipart – all
scars and stains airbrushed,
only beauty’s delusion remaining.
Faults, flaws, frayed edges,
(so very visible in real life) explain
why you’ll only n(ever) meet her
Face(book) to Face(book).