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Journal of First Dates: Entry 190303

The light always falls on his face
at a 135 degree angle.
From a shaving cut on his cheekbone
a digital stream flows.
When you look into his eyes
the pixelated pupils upload
your avatar to his chat server,
which returns responses so human,
you buy him a beer.
It makes him gassy.
The farts come out in cubes
and clatter like dice.
You know he knows without looking
what they add up to
and will remember the sum tomorrow.

-- Thomas Gorn
4/27/19


Image info: digital manipulation by Carl Bettis of Albrecht Dürer's Kopf eines Mannes, 1527.