When Friend Became a Verb

aaaaaaaaaaaaaafriend

I’ve flattened
Myself
To enable
Your reception
I’ve squished
My essence
Down to two
Dimensions:
A flicker
Of photos
And lists of
Preference

Inspect my life
And accept my life
I hope you
Will select me
As a friend
I’ll accede to
Your request
And I’ll do
My best
To pretend
I really
Know you
Like a friend

by Richard W. Bray