Is it possible to love online?

Yes, it is. Written words which come from the heart have the power to touch another heart. Emotions are expressed. Lives thousands of miles apart come into contact, and aspects of those lives become entwined through what is expressed and shared . . .

And as in real life, love can go unrecognised, or one person may make a greater emotional commitment than the other. Or you can merrily go along thinking that you’re just going to be friends, but an attachment you never intended forms anyway. Emotions don’t normally behave rationally; it would be irrational to expect them to.

I wrote these two haiku some months ago, in such a situation.


Bit by tiny bit
I gave all my heart to you.
Didn’t you notice?


I miss your kisses
and my heart breaks as I see
your kiss on his lips.