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2020-11-20T19:03:59-05:00November 16th, 2020|Musings on life|

A strange sadness

My daughter asks me
what a hashtag is,
and I try to explain it
but she interrupts me,

“Does it mean someone gets married
on their phone?”

I say no,
and she has lost interest anyway,
but a long time passes
before I shake the strange sadness
of realizing
that she is like all of us these days,

we have come to expect
that big moments
will play out
in the palms
of our hands.

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