The AVBOB Poetry Competition | Unfriended


Unfriended

English poem by: Crystal Warren
Theme: Death

My friend Chris,
who clearly thought
I was cleverer than I am,
added me to a Facebook group
where serious academics
discuss comparative theory.

I never posted,
only occasionally commented,
but learned a lot
and liked to see
his interactions,
this serious side
of my friend.

After Christmas break,
preparing to return home,
I scrolled through the newsfeed,
finding with horror
a post from the group
announcing the death
of one of the founders:
my friend Chris.