Our online meetings lie in a realm of thought.
All that we encounter is mere representation.
Reality? Substance? Of these, there is nought,
Only the varied offspring of the imagination.
Our online community is a land of stories,
Stories we tell of others and of ourselves.
We represent ourselves in our finest glory,
While the repute of others rarely fares as well.
Our online lives eclipse the most dramatic soaps;
Darkened by real and imagined offenses,
Brightened by accounts of friendship and hope,
Existing in a context formed by consensus.
Tales of betrayal and woe abound, yet don't despair.
If you look, as many tales of caring and joy are there.